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Between the Caribbean coast and the Pitons du Carbet
The municipality of Le Carbet extends over 8,896 acres (3,600 ha) from sea level to 1,870 ft (570 m) between Bellefontaine and Saint-Pierre on the Caribbean coast of Martinique. Its territory is surrounded by a series of peaks - Piton Lacroix, Piton de l'Alma, Piton Dumauzé, Piton Boucher, and Morne Piquet - called the Pitons du Carbet which contribute to its tourist vocation. The locality, populated by 3,461 inhabitants in 2019, takes its name from the large huts in which the Caribean natives gathered. Considered the starting point of the colonization of Martinique in September 1635, Le Carbet is massed around the Saint-Jacques church, whose name commemorates Governor Jacques du Parquet (1606-1658), the nephew of Pierre Belain d'Esnambuc (1585-1636) who took possession of the island in the name of the Crown of France.
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