La Désirade (commune)

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La Désirade
The village of Beauséjour in the commune of La Désirade
The village of Beauséjour in the commune of La Désirade
Location of the commune (in red) within Guadeloupe
Location of the commune (in red) within Guadeloupe
Location of La Désirade
Coordinates: 16°18′10″N 61°04′31″W / 16.3028°N 61.0753°W / 16.3028; -61.0753Coordinates: 16°18′10″N 61°04′31″W / 16.3028°N 61.0753°W / 16.3028; -61.0753
CountryFrance
Overseas region and departmentGuadeloupe
ArrondissementPointe-à-Pitre
CantonSaint-François
Government
 • MayorRené Noël
Area
1
21.12 km2 (8.15 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
1,563
 • Density74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−04:00 (AST)
INSEE/Postal code
97110 /97127
Websitewww.mairie-ladesirade.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

La Désirade is a commune in the French overseas region and department of Guadeloupe, in the Lesser Antilles. The commune of La Désirade is made up of the island of La Désirade and the uninhabited Petite Terre Islands located about 10 kilometres (6 mi) south of it.

The administrative centre of the commune is the settlement of Beauséjour on the island of La Désirade.

Education[edit]

Public preschools and primary schools include:[1]

  • Ecole primaire Beauséjour
  • Ecole maternelle Baie-Mahault
  • Ecole maternelle Louis Adrien Thionville

Public junior high schools include:[2]

  • Collège Maryse Condé

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