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About the Université des Antilles et de la Guyane

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History and Location

UAG is a multicampus institution with locations in Guadeloupe, Martinique, and French Guiana.  Guadeloupe and Martinique are islands in the Lesser Antilles.  French Guiana is located on mainland South America between Suriname and Brazil.

The archipelago of Guadeloupe includes the islands of St Barthélémy, St. Martin, les Saintes, la Désirade, Marie-Galante, and Guadeloupe itself. The main city of Basse-Terre, with a population of 12,410, is located on Guadeloupe. The two UAG campuses are located in Pointe-à-Pitre (Grande-Terre) and St. Claude (Basse-Terre).

Martinique is the second largest island of the French Antilles. It is home to the active volcano Mount Pelée, which erupted in 1902. The main city, with a population of 100,000, is Fort-de-France. The campus is in the town of Schoelcher, just north of Fort-de-France.

French Guiana is the only French Territory located on the South American mainland. Situated on the northern coast, its main city is Cayenne with a population of 41,000. The two UAG campuses are in Cayenne and Kourou.

All three locations are territories of France and the European Union and are commonly called Départements d’Outre Mer (DOM), or overseas departments (similar to Puerto Rico but with voting rights in the French national government). Based on its being nearly 7000km away from Metropolitan France, UAG provides a uniquely French experience based on the regional and local specificities of its campuses’ locations .