Le Gosier

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Le Gosier
Plage de la Datcha, Le Gosier
Plage de la Datcha, Le Gosier
Coat of arms of Le Gosier
Coat of arms
Location of the commune (in red) within Guadeloupe
Location of the commune (in red) within Guadeloupe
Coordinates: 16°12′22″N 61°29′39″W / 16.2061°N 61.4942°W / 16.2061; -61.4942Coordinates: 16°12′22″N 61°29′39″W / 16.2061°N 61.4942°W / 16.2061; -61.4942
Country France
Overseas region and department Guadeloupe
Arrondissement Pointe-à-Pitre
Canton Le Gosier 1st Canton / Le Gosier 2nd Canton
Government
 • Mayor Jean-Pierre Dupont
Area1 45.2 km2 (17.5 sq mi)
Population (2007)2 27,700
 • Density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97113 / 97190

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Le Gosier is the third most populated commune in the French overseas region and department of Guadeloupe, in the Lesser Antilles. It is located on the south side of the island of Grande-Terre, and is part of the urban area of Pointe-à-Pitre, the largest conurbation in Guadeloupe.

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