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Guadeloupe MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Guadeloupe
Tree Number(s)
Z01.107.084.900.393
Z01.639.880.393
Unique ID
D019430
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019430
Annotation
two islands in the West Indies separated by a narrow channel
Scope Note
The name of two islands of the West Indies, separated by a narrow channel. Their capital is Basse-Terre. They were discovered by Columbus in 1493, occupied by the French in 1635, held by the British at various times between 1759 and 1813, transferred to Sweden in 1813, and restored to France in 1816. Its status was changed from colony to a French overseas department in 1946. Columbus named it in honor of the monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe in Spain. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p470 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p221)
Previous Indexing
West Indies (1966-1996)
History Note
97
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/26
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Guadeloupe Preferred
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