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Fort-de-France

[fawr-duh-frahns] /fɔr dəˈfrɑ̃s/
noun
1.
a seaport on and the capital of Martinique, in the French West Indies.

Martinique

[mahr-tn-eek] /ˌmɑr tnˈik/
noun
1.
an island in the E West Indies; an overseas department of France. 425 sq. mi. (1100 sq. km).
Capital: Fort-de-France.
Related forms
Martinican
[mahr-tn-ee-kuh n] /ˌmɑr tnˈi kən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fort de france

Fort-de-France

/French fɔrdəfrɑ̃s/
noun
1.
the capital of Martinique, a port on the W coast: commercial centre of the French Antilles. Pop: 94 049 (1999 est)

Martinique

/ˌmɑːtɪˈniːk/
noun
1.
an island in the E Caribbean, in the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles: administratively an overseas region of France. Capital: Fort-de-France. Pop: 403 795 (2007 est). Area: 1090 sq km (420 sq miles)
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Martinique [(mahrt-n-eek)]

Island in the eastern West Indies; an overseas part of France.

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