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Fort-de-France

(fôr-də-fräNs), city (1999 pop. 94,049), capital of the French overseas dept. of MartiniqueMauritania
, 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 capital. The department and the island of Martinique are coextensive.
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, West Indies. It is a popular tourist resort and a free port, exporting mainly bananas, sugar, and rum. It was settled in 1762 by the French, who built Fort-Royal by the strategically situated harbor. Yellow fever hampered its prosperity, however, and Fort-de-France did not gain importance until after 1902, when the city of Saint-PierreSaint-Pierre
, 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 flame, lava, and ash in the eruption (1902) of Pelée.
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 was destroyed by an eruption of Mont Pelée. Drainage of the swamps to control disease further stimulated Fort-de-France's growth. Empress Josephine, first wife of Napoleon I, was born across the bay from the city.

Fort-de-France

 

a city and capital of Martinique, an overseas possession of France in the West Indies. Population, 100,000 (1974). Fort-de-France is a port on the western coast of the island of Martinique. Industry includes the production of rum, sugar, and canned fruits. Rum, sugar, and fruit are exported.

Fort-de-France

the capital of Martinique, a port on the W coast: commercial centre of the French Antilles. Pop.: 94 049 (1999 est.)
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Address : Rue Victor Svre, 97262, Fort-De-France Cedex, Mq
Tenders are invited for Transport of leisure receptions of the city of fort-de-france
Lot 1: Fort-de-France - Fort-de-France intramural - school period / short vacation (round trip).
Lot 2: Fort-de-France - Schoelcher - Lamentin - Saint-Joseph - school period / short vacation (round trip)
Multi-technical maintenance of the facilities and equipment of the court of appeal, the courthouse and the district court of fort-de-france
Contract notice: Supply and delivery of bulk fuels on behalf of the consortium comprising the cacem, The cities of fort-de-france, Lamentin, Saint-joseph and schoelcher and the smtvd.
The purpose of this contract is the supply and delivery of bulk fuels on behalf of the consortium consisting of the agglomeration community of central martinique (cacem), The cities of fort-de-france, Lamentin , Saint-joseph and schoelcher and the joint union for waste treatment and recycling (smtvd).
Project management mission relating to the earthquake-proofing of buildings B and C of the prefecture in Fort-de-France (97200).
Major organization : VILLE DE FORT-DE-FRANCE (21972209700017)
Contract notice for Consultation aimed the issue of people of tickets for the benefit of agents and elected officials of the City of Fort-De-France
Title : Ao for issuing tickets of people in favor of the city of fort-de-france.