Guadeloupe is located in islands of the eastern Caribbean Sea, southeast of Puerto Rico; it is a dependent territory of France. It has a population of 405,500 people. The currency of Guadeloupe is Euro. Basse-Terre is the capital city of Guadeloupe and is a home to 11,472 people. In an effort to find fresh water, Christopher Columbus landed on Island of Guadeloupe. The population of this Island is made of Roman Catholics, and others are Protestants, Hindu, and Pagan African. About fourteen per cent of the land is arable and the crops grown are vegetables, tropical fruits, sugarcane, and banana. Sugar, rum, and banana form major breadwinners for Guadeloupe's economy. Livestock rising is an important activity in this Island. Tourists come from all over the world to lounge on Guadeloupe's beautiful beaches. The number of cruise ships that dock on the Islands port make cruise ship tourism a growing market on Guadeloupe.