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Saint-François is a commune of the Guadeloupe department, in the south-east point of the main island, Grande-Terre.

Saint-François
The town hall of Saint-François
The town hall of Saint-François
Location of the commune (in red) within Guadeloupe
Location of the commune (in red) within Guadeloupe
Location of Saint-François
Coordinates: 16°15′00″N 61°17′00″W / 16.25000°N 61.2833°W / 16.25000; -61.2833Coordinates: 16°15′00″N 61°17′00″W / 16.25000°N 61.2833°W / 16.25000; -61.2833
CountryFrance
Overseas region and departmentGuadeloupe
ArrondissementPointe-à-Pitre
CantonSaint-François
Government
 • MayorLaurent Bernier
Area
1
61.00 km2 (23.55 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
14,965
 • Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−04:00 (AST)
INSEE/Postal code
97125 /97118
Elevation0–67 m (0–220 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Settlements include Chassaing, Dubedou, and Kahouanne: an uninhabited islet of 1,500 metres from the coast. It is about 0.541 km2 (0.209 sq mi) in area and is a protected site.[1]

There are four public preschools and eight public primary schools.[2]

The Collège Alexandre Macal is a public junior high school.[3]


La Pointe des ChâteauxEdit

La Pointe des Châteaux is a peninsula that extends into the Atlantic Ocean.

 
Pointe des Chateaux

Eleven kilometres east of Saint-François, a large littoral strip, La Pointe des Châteaux hosts rare fauna and flora, some of which are indigenous to the site.

It attracts about 500,000 visitors per year. North-west of the Pointe des Châteaux's clifftop is beach les Grandes Salines.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ILET KAHOUANNE - Conservatoire du littoral". Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  2. ^ "LISTE DES ECOLES PUBLIQUES ET PRIVEES SOUS CONTRAT." Académie de la Guadeloupe [fr]. Retrieved on 10 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Établissements du 2nd degré PUBLIC 2017-2018." Académie de la Guadeloupe [fr]. Retrieved on 10 March 2018.

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