…that’s around 42 times the population of the Isle of Skye!
Residents here are known as Martiniquais.
The capital is Fort-de-France; it covers an area of 17 square miles (44 square kilometres) and had a population of 90,347 in 2006.
Martiniquais enjoy a tropical climate with a dry season from December until May and little temperature variation throughout the year.
Martinique boasts a wide range of wildlife, including manatees, bats, snakes, the Volcano Frog (which happens to be endemic to Martinique), around 200 species of bird and around 225 species of reef fish!
The official language of Martinique is French.
Martinique was first discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493!
Apart from being captured by the British for three short periods, Martinique has otherwise been under French rule since 1635!