Les Abymes

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Les Abymes
Location of the commune (in red) within Guadeloupe
Location of the commune (in red) within Guadeloupe
Coordinates: 16°16′N 61°31′W / 16.27°N 61.52°W / 16.27; -61.52Coordinates: 16°16′N 61°31′W / 16.27°N 61.52°W / 16.27; -61.52
Country France
Overseas region and department Guadeloupe
Arrondissement Pointe-à-Pitre
Canton Les Abymes 1 through 5
 • Mayor Daniel Marsin
 • Land1 81.25 km2 (31.37 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Population2 60,147
 • Population2 density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97101 / 97139 and 97142

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.

Les Abymes (French pronunciation: ​[lɛz‿a.bim]) is the most populated commune in the French overseas region and department of Guadeloupe, in the Lesser Antilles. It is located on the west side of the island of Grande-Terre, and is part of the metropolitan area of Pointe-à-Pitre, the largest urban area in Guadeloupe.

Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport is located in Les Abymes. The airline Air Caraïbes has its headquarters in Les Abymes.[1] When Air Guadeloupe existed, its head office was on the airport property in Les Abymes,[2] and later in the Immeuble Le Caducet.[3]


Some settlements are depending of the commune of Les Abymes, such as:


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  1. ^ "Legal Notice." Air Caraïbes. Retrieved on 24 June 2010.
  2. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 26 March 1988. 41. "Head Office: Aéroport du Raizet, 97110 Abymes, Guadeloupe, French West Indies"
  3. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 17–23 March 1999. 49.

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