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Basse-Terre is the capital and second largest city of Guadeloupe. The surrounding areas of Basse-Terre consists of forest, grassland and sugar, coffee, banana and cocoa plantations.Guadeloupe is an archipelago located in the Leeward Islands, in the Lesser Antilles. The climate is tropical with moderately high humidity, tempered by trade winds.The official language is French. English is usually spoken in major hotels and tourists areas. The main religion is Christianity.The economy of Guadeloupe depends on tourism, agriculture, light industry and services. It is dependent on France for large subsidies and imports.Guadeloupians place heavy emphasis on hospitality. It is important to shake hands with business associates. Expatriate business dress is a formal suit.The security risk for expatriates in Guadeloupe is low. Risks include low levels of petty street crime, theft, gang violence and delinquency. Other risks include hurricanes and tropical storms.The currency of Guadeloupe is the Euro (EUR). Guadeloupe is a French overseas territory.Medical facilities, including emergency and specialist services, in Guadeloupe are very good and of an equivalent standard to those found in mainland France. Cases of Zika and Chikungunya virus have been reported and Dengue fever is common.The population of Basse-Terre is 11,400 (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 0.6% for Guadeloupe as at 2016.Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Guadeloupe is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 45%. Note: For income tax purposes, France covers mainland France, the coastal islands and Corsica; and overseas départements (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Réunion and Mayotte).