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(Encyclopedia) Mauritania môrĭtā´nēə [key], officially Islamic Republic of Mauritania, republic (2015 est. pop. 386,000), 397,953 sq mi (1,030,700 sq km), NW Africa. Fort-de-France is the capita...

Martinique

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Fort-Royal

(Encyclopedia) Fort-Royal, Martinique: see Fort-de-France .

Eboué, Félix Adolphe

(Encyclopedia) Eboué, Félix Adolphe fālēks´ ädôlf´ ĕbwā´ [key], 1884–1944, French colonial official. After service in Martinique and in the Sudan, he became France's first black colonial governo...

Beauharnais, Alexandre, vicomte de

(Encyclopedia) Beauharnais, Alexandre, vicomte de älĕksäN´drə vēkôNt´ də bōärnā´ [key], 1760–94, French general, b. Martinique. He fought with the colonials in the American Revolution and, as ...

Soufrière

(Encyclopedia) Soufrière, volcano, 4,048 ft (1,234 m) high, on St. Vincent island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. On May 7, 1902, the day before the great eruption of Pelée on Martinique island, Sou...

Saint-Pierre

(Encyclopedia) Saint-Pierre săN pyĕr , town (1990 est. pop. 5,550), Martinique, West Indies. Founded by Esnambuc in 1635 and once the chief commercial city of the island, it was engulfed by a mass of f...

Césaire, Aimé

(Encyclopedia) Césaire, Aimé (Aimé Fernand Césaire) ĕmā´ fĕrnäN´ sāzâr´ [key], 1913–2008, West Indian poet and essayist who wrote in French. After studying in Paris he became concerned with th...

Monckton, Robert

(Encyclopedia) Monckton, Robert mŭngk´tən [key], 1726–82, British general. After service in Flanders and Germany during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48), he was sent (1752) to Nova Scotia,...