Martinique, also known as "Madinina" or "The Island of Flowers," is located in the centre of the lesser Antilles arc. It has been a DOM (Overseas Department) since 1946 and a DROM (Department and Overseas Region) since 2003. She is
Guadeloupe, formerly called "Karukéra" (the island of beautiful waters because of its numerous waterfalls) by the Amerindians, has been a French department since 1946. The island is part of the Windward Islands.