The tiny island of Petite Martinique (2 km2/0.8 mi2) is the third in the tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Situated 5 km (3 mi) from Windward, Carriacou, it has been administratively, economically and socially connected to that island, and constitute the district/parish of Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
Its population of 800 people are concentrated in coastal villages like Madame Pierre, Sanchez and Paradise in the north and west.
It was settled by the French in the mid-18th century, producing cotton since and into the mid-20th century. Like Carriacou, it has a strong connection to its African cultural memories, celebrated in the Big Drum Dance, Maroon festivals and Sugaring the Piton.