Morne-à-l'Eau

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Morne-à-l'Eau
The cemetery of Morne-à-l'Eau
The cemetery of Morne-à-l'Eau
Location of the commune (in red) within Guadeloupe
Location of the commune (in red) within Guadeloupe
Coordinates: 16°19′56″N 61°27′25″W / 16.3322°N 61.4569°W / 16.3322; -61.4569Coordinates: 16°19′56″N 61°27′25″W / 16.3322°N 61.4569°W / 16.3322; -61.4569
Country France
Overseas region and department Guadeloupe
Arrondissement Pointe-à-Pitre
Canton Morne-à-l'Eau-1, Morne-à-l'Eau-2
Government
 • Mayor Jean-Claude Lombion
Area1 64.50 km2 (24.90 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 17,307
 • Density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97116 /97111

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.

Morne-à-l'Eau (Monalô in creole) is a commune located in the department of Guadeloupe.

Events[edit]

In March or April each year since 1993, the town organises a crab festival which features crab races and many stalls selling crab-based dishes.[1] In 2008 the event's 18th edition attracted over 20,000 visitors and included a Brazilian music plus a cycle-race passing through the already congested town.

Hamlets[edit]

Main article: Hamlets

Béguette, Berlette, Blanchette, Boisvin, Bosrédon, Belle-Espérance, Blain, Blanchet, Bonne-Terre, Le Bourg (Grippon), Brion, Bubelloy, Chastel, Chaumette, Chazeau, Chevalier, Chouioutte, Clugny, Cocoyer, Croustère, Dubelloy, Dubisquet, Espérance, Geffrier, Gensolin, Lemesle, Lola, Jabrun, Jabrun-Saint-Cyr, Labuthie, Lasserre, Lebraire, Marchand, Marieulle, Perrin, Pierrefite, Point-à-Retz, Quirine, Réduit, Rousseau, Richeval, Salette, Sauvia, Vieux-Bourg, et Zabeth.

Sports[edit]

It is home to L'Etoile de Morne-à-l'Eau, a football team who have won the Coupe D.O.M.

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