Le Lamentin

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Le Lamentin
Coat of arms of Le Lamentin
Coat of arms
Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
Coordinates: 14°36′N 61°00′W / 14.60°N 61.00°W / 14.60; -61.00Coordinates: 14°36′N 61°00′W / 14.60°N 61.00°W / 14.60; -61.00
Country France
Overseas region and department Martinique
Arrondissement Fort-de-France
Canton Le Lamentin 1st Canton through Le Lamentin 3rd Canton
Intercommunality Centre de la Martinique
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre-Jean Samot
Area
 • Land1 62.32 km2 (24.06 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Population2 40,015
 • Population2 density 640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97213 / 97232
Elevation −10–363 m (−33–1,191 ft)

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 Lamentin is a town and the second-largest commune in the French overseas department of Martinique.

It is located in the center of the island of Martinique, and is part of the metropolitan area of Fort-de-France, the largest conurbation in Martinique. In the 1999 census, Le Lamentin had a population of 39,847. The commune has a land area of 62.32 km² (24.062 sq mi).

Le Lamentin is the site of Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport, opened in 1950 and renamed after author and politician Aimé Césaire in 2007.

When it existed, airline Air Martinique had its head office at the airport.[1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Le Lamentin
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28.3
(82.9)
28.4
(83.1)
28.8
(83.8)
29.5
(85.1)
30.1
(86.2)
30.2
(86.4)
30.2
(86.4)
30.5
(86.9)
30.7
(87.3)
30.5
(86.9)
29.9
(85.8)
29.8
(85.6)
29.74
(85.53)
Average low °C (°F) 21.4
(70.5)
21.3
(70.3)
21.5
(70.7)
22.2
(72)
23.4
(74.1)
24.3
(75.7)
24.3
(75.7)
24.0
(75.2)
23.3
(73.9)
23.0
(73.4)
22.7
(72.9)
21.9
(71.4)
22.78
(72.98)
Precipitation mm (inches) 120.5
(4.744)
89.1
(3.508)
89.7
(3.531)
95.5
(3.76)
123.2
(4.85)
169.6
(6.677)
203.9
(8.028)
251.7
(9.909)
236.0
(9.291)
270.2
(10.638)
224.3
(8.831)
158.6
(6.244)
2,032.3
(80.011)
Avg. precipitation days 18 14 14 12 15 17 20 21 19 20 18 18 206
Source: World Meteorological Organisation (UN) [2]

Twin towns[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 31 March 1984. [1].
  2. ^ "World Weather Information Service – Le Lamentin". United Nations. Retrieved 3 February 2011. 

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