Schœlcher

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Schœlcher
A statue of Victor Schœlcher, in Schœlcher
A statue of Victor Schœlcher, in Schœlcher
Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
Location of Schœlcher
Coordinates: 14°37′N 61°06′W / 14.62°N 61.10°W / 14.62; -61.10Coordinates: 14°37′N 61°06′W / 14.62°N 61.10°W / 14.62; -61.10
CountryFrance
Overseas region and departmentMartinique
ArrondissementFort-de-France
IntercommunalityCA Centre de la Martinique
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Luc-Louison Clémenté
Area
1
21.17 km2 (8.17 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
20,260
 • Density960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−04:00 (AST)
INSEE/Postal code
97229 /97233
Elevation0–1,196 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.

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.[1]

Geography[edit]

It is located on the west (Caribbean Sea) side of the island of Martinique, and is part of the metropolitan area of Fort-de-France, the largest metropolitan area in Martinique.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Viala, F. The Post-Columbus Syndrome: Identities, Cultural Nationalism, and Commemorations in the Caribbean. Springer. ISBN 9781137439895.

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