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Goyave (Municipality, Guadeloupe, France)


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Flag of Goyave - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 27 April 2019

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Presentation of Goyave

The municipality of Goyave (7,526 inhabitants in 2016; 6,091 ha) is located on the eastern shore of Basse-Terre.

Olivier Touzeau, 27 April 2019

Flag of Goyave

The flag of Goyave (photo) is white with the municipal coat of arms.

The "scroll" beneath the shield is made of guava leaves and fruits. Goyave is named for guavas (Psidium guajava L.) that grow profusely along Petite Rivière à Goyaves (Guavas' Small River), the watercourse that crosses the municipal territory.
In 2016 and 2017, guava was grown in Guadeloupe on 10 ha, for a total production of 125 t fruit.
[Agreste Guadeloupe, November 2018]

Banana is the main local source of income. In 2016, Guadeloupe exported more than 66,000 t bananas; the grower's association Les Producteurs de Guadeloupe expects to increase production up to 100,000 t in 2020.
[Agreste Guadeloupe, March 2017]

Olivier Touzeau & Ivan Sache, 27 April 2019