A statue of Victor Schœlcher, in Schœlcher
Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
|Overseas region and department||Martinique|
|Intercommunality||CA Centre de la Martinique|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Luc-Louison Clémenté|
|Area1||21.17 km2 (8.17 sq mi)|
|• Density||960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||97229 /97233|
|Elevation||0–1,196 m (0–3,924 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.
Schœlcher is a town and the fourth-largest commune in the French overseas department of Martinique. The town was named Case-Navire until 1889, when it was renamed in honor of French abolitionist writer Victor Schœlcher.
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