Saint Barthélemy

Saint Barthélemy

Saint Barthélemy

Saint-Barthélemy is a French Overseas Country and Territory located approximately 250 km east of Puerto Rico and the nearer Virgin Islands. St. Barthélemy lies immediately southeast of the islands of Sint Maarten and Anguilla. It is one of the Renaissance Islands. The volcanic island is fully encircled by shallow reefs, has an area of 25 km2 and a population of 9 035. Its capital is Gustavia, which also contains the main harbour to the island. It is the only Caribbean island which was a Swedish colony for any significant length of time. The island is a popular tourist destination during the winter holiday season.

Saint-Barthélemy is not eligible for a territorial allocation under the 11th EDF. However, it is a beneficiary of the EDF-OCT Caribbean regional envelope of €40 million, which will focus on developing sustainable energy and marine biodiversity in the Caribbean. Given that Saint-Barthélemy only became an OCT in 2012, it was not part of the 10th EDF regional programme for the Caribbean OCTs.

 

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