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The church of Terre-de-Haut
The church of Terre-de-Haut
Coat of arms of Terre-de-Haut
Coat of arms
Location of the commune (in red) within Guadeloupe
Location of the commune (in red) within Guadeloupe
Location of Terre-de-Haut
Coordinates: 15°52′00″N 61°35′00″W / 15.8667°N 61.5833°W / 15.8667; -61.5833Coordinates: 15°52′00″N 61°35′00″W / 15.8667°N 61.5833°W / 15.8667; -61.5833
Overseas region and departmentGuadeloupe
 • MayorLouly Bonbon
6.00 km2 (2.32 sq mi)
 • Density290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−04:00 (AST)
INSEE/Postal code
97131 /97137
Elevation0–306 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.

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,[1] 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.


List of the successive mayors
Period Identity Party Quality
2018–present Louly Bonbon DVD
2000–2018 Louis Molinié UMP
1977–2000 Robert Joyeux RPR
1971–1977 René Germain
1961–1971 Eugène Samson
1957–1961 Georges Azincourt
1936–1957 Théodore Samson
1929–1935 Benoît Cassin
1915–1928 Emmanuel Laurent
1911–1914 Paul-Eugène Thomas
1902–1908 Benoit Cassin
1892–1902 Charles Foy
1884–1892 Bernard Azincourt
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.


Demographics evolution
1999 2006 2013
1 729 1 838 1 757
Number retained from 1962 : Population without double counting

Points of interest[edit]


Public preschools and primary schools:[2]

  • Ecole primaire Bourg Terre-de-Haut
  • Ecole maternelle Bourg Terre-de-Haut

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Iles des Saintes". le-caribbean-islands.com. Archived from the original on 28 March 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
  2. ^ "LISTE DES ECOLES PUBLIQUES ET PRIVEES SOUS CONTRAT." Académie de la Guadeloupe [fr]. Retrieved on 10 March 2018.

External links[edit]

The bay des Saintes