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Petit-Bourg is the seventh-largest commune in the French overseas department of Guadeloupe. It is located on the east side of the island of Basse-Terre, and is part of the metropolitan area of Pointe-à-Pitre, the largest metropolitan area in Guadeloupe.

Petit-Bourg
The town hall of Petit-Bourg, designed by architect Ali Tur
The town hall of Petit-Bourg, designed by architect Ali Tur
Location of the commune (in red) within Guadeloupe
Location of the commune (in red) within Guadeloupe
Location of Petit-Bourg
Coordinates: 16°11′35″N 61°35′30″W / 16.1931°N 61.5917°W / 16.1931; -61.5917Coordinates: 16°11′35″N 61°35′30″W / 16.1931°N 61.5917°W / 16.1931; -61.5917
CountryFrance
Overseas region and departmentGuadeloupe
ArrondissementBasse-Terre
CantonPetit-Bourg and Baie-Mahault-2
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Guy Losbar
Area
1
129.88 km2 (50.15 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
24,594
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−04:00 (AST)
INSEE/Postal code
97118 /97170
Websiteville-petitbourg.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

It has many tourist attractions: the Cascade aux Ecrevisse (waterfall), the National Park of Guadeloupe, the Saut de la Lézarde (waterfall), as well as the Kassaverie (cassava/manioc factory) located downtown.

EducationEdit

Public preschools include:[1]

  • Ecole maternelle Carrère
  • Ecole maternelle Albertine Mignard
  • Ecole maternelle Pointe à Bacchus

Public primary include:[1]

  • Ecole primaire Maurice Chovino
  • Ecole primaire Fribert Fessin
  • Ecole primaire Robert Freti
  • Ecole primaire Marie Bilioti de Gage
  • Ecole primaire Hyacinththe Geriac
  • Ecole primaire M-thérèse Lamothe
  • Ecole primaire La Lézarde
  • Ecole maternelle Mayeko Massina
  • Ecole primaire Montébello

Public junior high schools include:[2]

  • Collège Félix Eboue

Public senior high schools include:[2]

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