The church of Terre-de-Haut
Location of the commune (in red) within Guadeloupe
|Overseas region and department||Guadeloupe|
|• Mayor||Louis Molinié|
|Area1||5.22 km2 (2.02 sq mi)|
|• Density||370/km2 (950/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||97131 / 97137|
|Elevation||0–306 m (0–1,004 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.
Terre-de-Haut is a commune in the French overseas department of Guadeloupe, including Terre-de-Haut Island and a few other small uninhabited islands of the archipelago (les Roches Percées; Îlet à Cabrit; Grand-Îlet; la Redonde). It is the most populous island of the archipelago of the les Saintes. The Fort Napoléon is located in this commune.
Terre-de-Haut is the most tourist-friendly municipality in les Saintes archipelago, with hotels bungalows, bars and restaurants. There is little formalized activity, but one can tour the restored Fort Napoleon or rent mopeds. Located there is the beautiful Plage de Pompierre beach, as well as small guest-houses, eateries, French-Creole shops, and an active harbour where ferries passengers from Guadeloupe arrive. The local people make a living from fishing and from tourism. Visitors are free to explore without modern-day intrusion. The Euro is coin of the realm, but credit cards are easily accepted. A little airport is built since 1973 and permit to welcome private plane from Guadeloupe and Caribbean islands.
|1882–1884||Charles Foy||First mayor of Terre de Haut|
|1871–1882||Jean-Pierre Lognos||Last mayor of les Saintes|
|The previous data are not mentioned yet.|
|1 729||1 838|
|Number retained from 1962 : Population without double counting|
Points of interest
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Terre-de-Haut.|
- (French) omtlessaintes.fr Tourist Office website
- (French) terredehaut-lessaintes.com Official site of the mayor of Terre-de-Haut