Petit-Bourg

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Petit-Bourg
Location of the commune (in red) within Guadeloupe
Location of the commune (in red) within Guadeloupe
Coordinates: 16°11′35″N 61°35′30″W / 16.1931°N 61.5917°W / 16.1931; -61.5917Coordinates: 16°11′35″N 61°35′30″W / 16.1931°N 61.5917°W / 16.1931; -61.5917
Country France
Overseas region and department Guadeloupe
Arrondissement Basse-Terre
Canton Petit-Bourg
Government
 • Mayor (2008-2014) Guy Losbar
Area
 • Land1 129.88 km2 (50.15 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Population2 21,633
 • Population2 density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97118 / 97170
Website ville-petitbourg.fr

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.

Petit-Bourg is the seventh-largest commune in the French overseas department of Guadeloupe. It is located on the east side of the island of Basse-Terre, and is part of the metropolitan area of Pointe-à-Pitre, the largest metropolitan area in Guadeloupe.

It has many tourist attractions: the Cascade aux Ecrevisse (waterfall), the National Park of Guadeloupe, the Saut de la Lézarde (waterfall), as well as the Kassaverie (cassava/manioc factory) located downtown.


The Karujet race is also held at the Viard beach, near the Montebello roundabout.

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