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GUADELOUPE
Population

Population

About 90 per cent of the population are descendants of slaves from Africa. Five per cent are white, and other groups together make up just under five per cent; they include Lebanese, Indians and Chinese. The population is young: 50 per cent of the population is under the age of 20. In 2017, over 410,000 people lived in Guadeloupe.

Language

French is the official language of Guadeloupe, and Creole-French and English are also widely spoken.

Religion

Of the population, 95% are Roman Catholics. One percent are Protestants. The rest are Hindus or follow an African natural religion.

Sources

Elmar Landeninformatie

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated December 2022
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