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The French successfully repelled the natives and forced them to retreat to the eastern part of the island, on the Caravelle Peninsula in the region then known as the Capesterre.When the Carib revolted against French rule in 1658, the Governor Charles Houël du Petit Pré retaliated with war against them.
According to historian Sydney Daney, the island was called "Jouanacaëra" by the Caribs, which means "the island of iguanas". Before the total destruction of Saint-Pierre in 1902 by a volcanic eruption, it was the most important city of Martinique culturally and economically, being known as "the Paris of the Caribbean".The policy decimated the population of Martinique and the rest of the French Antilles and set back their colonization by decades, causing the French king to relax his policies in the islands yet leaving the islands susceptible to British occupation over the next century.Martinique was occupied several times by the British including once during the Seven Years' War and twice during the Napoleonic Wars.Britain controlled the island almost continuously from 1794–1815, when it was traded back to France at the conclusion of the Napoleonic Wars.Martinique has remained a French possession since then.In 1942, 182 ships were sunk in the Caribbean, dropping to 45 in 1943, and 5 in 1944.
Free French forces took over on the island on Bastille Day, 14 July 1943, as Admiral Robert fled.
They were largely displaced, exterminated and assimilated by the Taino, who were resident on the island in the 1490s.
Martinique was charted by Columbus in 1493, but Spain had little interest in the territory.
) is an insular region of France located in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area of 1,128 square kilometres (436 sq mi) and a population of 385,551 inhabitants as of January 2013.
Like Guadeloupe, it is an overseas region of France, consisting of a single overseas department.
As part of France, Martinique is part of the European Union, and its currency is the euro.