ISLAM and MUSLIMS IN MARTINIQUE

      

General Information

Status                           : Overseas Department

Land area                     : 409 sq mi (1,059 sq km); total area: 425 sq mi (1,100 sq km)

Population (2007 est.)  : 439,202

Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Fort-de-France, 170,300 (metro. area), 96,400 (city proper)

Other large cities          : Le Lamentin, 36,400; Schoelcher, 21,400; Sainte-Marie, 20,600

Monetary unit                : Franc

Languages                      : French, Creole patois

Ethnicity/race                 : African and African-white-Indian mixture 90%, white 5%, East Indian, Lebanese, Chinese less than 5%

Religions                        : Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant 10.5%, Muslim 0.5%, Hindu 0.5%, other 3.5% (1997)

Literacy rate                  : 97.7% (2003 est.)

Economic summary       : GDP/PPP (2003 est.): $6.117 billion; per capita $14,400. Real growth rate: n.a. Inflation: 3.9% (1990).

Martinique, a mountainous island lying in the Lesser Antilles about 300 mi (483 km) northeast of Venezuela, was probably explored by Columbus in 1502 and was taken for France in 1635. Martinique became a domain of the French crown in 1674. It became an overseas department of France in 1946.

Islamic History and Muslims

   According to 2000 census, there are 300 (0.10%)  Muslim in Martinique. The Muslim community is mainly composed of African Muslim immigrants from West Africa. Martinique is also home to a very wealthy immigrant Palestinian Muslim community supported by Saudi Arabia.

  Islamic Centers and Organizations

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General Information

Centre culturel et islamic de la martinique

Centre culturel et islamic de la martinique
boulevard allegre,
Fort-de-France, Martinique 97200, MARTINIQUE

0596-630759

 

MOSQUE PLACE TO FLOOR OF A HOUSE 150 METERS BEFORE THE GATEWAY TO CROSS THE CANAL TO THE BOULEVARD BORDE ALLEGRE. SMALL BUT IT IS IN VIEW OF THE NUMBER OF FAITHFUL (TRES ACCEUILLANTS CA CHANGE OF THE METROPOLE) CA ENOUGH

 

 

 

 

   Muslim Owned Business

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References
Islam in South America ( http://hendrasyahputra-d.blogspot.com/   , June, 2008).
Info please ( http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107546.html ,  June, 2008).
Islam Finder ( http://www.islamicfinder.org/cityPrayerNew.php?country=martinique  , June, 2008).
World Religions Statistics ( http://www.adherents.com/adhloc/Wh_196.html#474 , June, 2008).