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Pointe-à-Pitre

(pwăNtäpē`trə), city (1999 pop. 20,948), Guadeloupe, West Indies. It is on Grande-Terre island at the southern entrance of the Rivière Salée, the narrow, shallow ocean channel that separates Basse-Terre island from Grande-Terre. Pointe-à-Pitre is the largest city and leading port in the department. Its chief exports are bananas, sugar, and rum.

Pointe-à-Pitre

 

a city and major economic center of the French possession of Guadeloupe in the West Indies. Population, 29,500 (1967); port on the Caribbean Sea. There is sugar production in Pointe-à-Pitre. Exports include sugar, rum, and tropical fruits.

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Until 28 February 2010, Air France will operate five times weekly flights between Port-au-Prince and Miami and five times weekly flights between Port-au-Prince and Pointe a Pitre.
Contract award: development of strategic noise map of the pointoise agglomeration (abymes, baie mahault, gosier, guava, lamentin, petit-bourg, pointe a pitre, sainte-rose) and noise prevention plan in the community environment agglomeration cap excellence.
Contract award: operation of urban public road passenger services in the territory of the municipality of pointe a pitre from april 1 to 31/01/2016.
Mandataire de la Ville de Pointe a Pitre Hotel de Ville BP 470, place des Martyrs de la Liberte
Contract notice: Supply, installation and maintenance of a system of toll parking sites in the regional maritime station, pini (near the water tower in pointe a pitre) and saint-john perse (nearby hotel).