Saint-Esprit, Martinique

Market at Saint-Esprit
Market at Saint-Esprit
Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
Location of Saint-Esprit
Coordinates: 14°33′N 60°56′W / 14.55°N 60.93°W / 14.55; -60.93Coordinates: 14°33′N 60°56′W / 14.55°N 60.93°W / 14.55; -60.93
Overseas region and departmentMartinique
ArrondissementLe Marin
IntercommunalityCA Espace Sud de la Martinique
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Fred Michel Tirault[1]
23.46 km2 (9.06 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−04:00 (AST)
INSEE/Postal code
97223 /97270
Elevation6–388 m (20–1,273 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Esprit (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃t‿ɛspʁi]) is a commune in the French overseas department and region of Martinique.


Saint-Esprit was founded in the 18th century. The economy of the village used to based on sugar plantations.[3] The original name of the village was Bourg des Coulisses, due to the sugar cane which was transported by streams from the hill down to the mill in the valley.[4] In 1833, Saint-Esprit was established as a commune.[4]

The Saint-Esprit Church was constructed in 1758 by the Capuchins.[4] The church was relocated, and its former location is currently in use by the hospital. One of the bells of the church is named Sebastopol, and was taken during the Crimean War.[5]

The village is located in a forested zone along the Cacaos and the Coulisses River.[6]

The local football club is Stade Spiritain.[7]


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1967 8,045—    
1974 7,676−0.67%
1982 7,236−0.74%
1990 7,767+0.89%
1999 8,203+0.61%
2007 8,899+1.02%
2012 9,595+1.52%
2017 9,432−0.34%
Source: INSEE[8]

Notable people

See also


  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French)., Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 4 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Saint Esprit". Voyage Martinique (in French). Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  4. ^ a b c Chantal Charles-Alfred. "1 Commune, 1 Histoire / Saint-Esprit". Outre Mer Memory (in French). Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Monuments à visiter". Ville du Saint Esprit (in French). Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Bienvenue". Ville du Saint Esprit (in French). Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  7. ^ "France - D.O.M. - Martinique". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  8. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  9. ^ Adou Bouatenin (2017). "LA NÉGRITUDE DERVAINIENNE : L'ÉCRITURE DE LA NÉGATION DE SOI ET L'ÉCRITURE DE L'AUTRE" (PDF). Romanica Olomucensia: 178.
  10. ^ "Jimmy Jean-Joseph". Sports References. Archived from the original on 23 December 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2022.

External links

  • Base Mérimée: Search for heritage in the commune, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)

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