Better known as the French jewel in the Caribbean, Martinique is part of the Republic of France and has 395,000 inhabitants. With its tropical climate, Martinique has spectacular turquoise waters and offers you to enjoy its Creole culture. The capital is Fort-de-France and it is located in the central area of the territory. The 14th of July is Bastille Day (French National Day) and is a national holiday.
Martinique's gastronomy is very varied and is known for its African, Caribbean and European influences. The most common dishes are: • Le Féroce d'Avocat: This dish is traditionally breakfast. It has avocado, cassava flour and salted fish. They can also be found with lobster or crab meat. • Accra de morue: In the form of a donut, it is the most common dish in Martinique. It is stuffed with fish or cod and eaten as a starter or appetizer. • Boudin Créole: It is made from pork. Also, they have the Boudin Blanc which is made with white sausage. This is a traditional dish at Christmas time.
In Martinique the temperature throughout the year averages 26 ° C. March, April and May are the hottest months. A noteworthy fact is that in Martinique they have the rainy season (May to November) and the dry season (February to April).
The official language is known as French, but locals also speak Martinique Creole (créole martiniquais).
The official currency of Martinique is the Euro.