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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park, established 1966, covers 129 sq mi (334 sq km) of Texas east of El Paso. An area of geological interest, particularly for its limestone formations and fossil reefs, it contains prehistoric Indian ruins and varied wildlife.

Guadeloupe, overseas department of France in the eastern part of the Caribbean Sea, composed of Grande-Terre, Basse-Terre, and some smaller islands, covering a total area of 687 sq mi (1,779 sq km). Discovered by Columbus (1493) and a French settlement since 1635, it was captured by the British in the Seven Years' War and confirmed as French in 1815. The population, of mixed African and European ancestry, speaks a French patois. Bananas, coffee, cacao, and vanilla are produced.

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