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A view from the ship arriving from Les Trois-Îlets
Coat of arms of Fort-de-France
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Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
Country France
Overseas region and department Martinique
Arrondissement Fort-de-France
Intercommunality CA Centre de la Martinique
Mayor Didier Laguerre
Elevation 0–1,070 m (0–3,510 ft)
Land area1 44.21 km2 (17.07 sq mi)
Population2 85,295  (2013)
 - Density 1,929/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-4
INSEE/Postal code 97209/ 97200 and 97234 (Quartier de Balata)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Fort-de-France is the capital of the French Caribbean oversees department of Martinique. It is one of the major cities in the Caribbean. Martinique exports sugar, rum, tinned fruit, and cacao from the port in Fort-de-France.

Sister city

Fort-de-France is twinned with: