Pray for: Guadeloupe

Flag for Guadeloupe

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Caribbean
Capital: Basse- Terre
Population: 396,346
% Urban: 98.5 %
Official Language: French
Languages: 4
Literacy Rate: 100 %
Life Expectancy: 80.5 yrs (39/236)
% Christian: 94.1 %
% Evangelical: 4.3 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 94.1 %
People Groups: 7
% Unevangelized: 1 %


Title: Guadeloupe

Tier: 1

Type: country

The protests, strike, and riots back in 2009 were the largest in Guadeloupe’s history and pointed to deep dissatisfaction with its relationship to France. Many feel like second-class citizens in a cul-de-sac of poverty, resentful of the continued colonial dynamic with France and its rich white scions living on the islands. Though a settlement was based around increased wages for tens of thousands, the deeper issues of autonomy and identity will continue to simmer. Historic (and justifiable) mistrust of the French government’s health policies re-emerged in 2021-2022 with violent protests against France’s vaccine requirements. Pray for wisdom for both France and Guadeloupe’s leaders to handle these issues in peaceful ways that bring genuine long-term benefit to the people.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.