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Sou·fri·ère

 (so͞o′frē-ĕr′)
1. A volcano, 1,234 m (4,048 ft) high, on St. Vincent Island in the Windward Islands of the West Indies. A violent eruption in 1902 killed more than 1,000 people.
2. also La Soufrière (lä) A volcano, 1,467 m (4,813 ft) high, on southern Basse-Terre Island, Guadeloupe, in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies. It was the site of the first eruption recorded in the West Indies (1660).

Soufrière

(French sufrjɛr)
n
1. (Placename) a volcano in the Caribbean, on N St Vincent: erupted in 1902, killing about 2000 people. Height: 1234 m (4048 ft)
2. (Placename) a volcano in the Caribbean, on S Montserrat: the highest point on the island; erupted 1997, causing the effective destruction of the capital, Plymouth, and requiring the partial evacuation of the island. Height: 915 m (3002 ft)
3. (Placename) a volcano in the Caribbean, on Guadeloupe. Height: 1484 m (4869 ft)
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A colourful pearl in botanical gardens less than a mile from Soufriere town centre.
Look closer and you can still see, here and there, the possessions of families who ed as the ash cloud billowed from the previously dormant Soufriere Hills volcano on July 18, 1995.
Look closer and you can still see, here and there, the possessions of families who fled as the ash cloud billowed from the previously dormant Soufriere Hills volcano on July 18, 1995.
For decades, the fertile slopes of La Soufriere volcano, which occupies the northern third of this 344-kilometre-square island, has produced illegally grown marijuana that fuels the local underground economy, and the trade in that illicit drug across the eastern Caribbean.
The adventures begin in the southof the island, near the main city of Soufriere.
Perfect The "Green Guadeloupe," "Adventure Package" and the "Eco-Chic" trips offer hikes to the La Soufriere volcano, swimming in waterfalls and kayaking in the Grand Cul de Sac Marin Natural Reserve or the mangrove wilderness.
Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast, the "Green Guadeloupe," "Adventure Package" and the "Eco-Chic" trips offer hikes to the La Soufriere volcano, swimming in waterfalls and kayaking in the Grand Cul de Sac Marin Natural Reserve or the mangrove wilderness.
As we made our way to the tiny fishing village of Soufriere we passed the imposing Pitons - volcanoes which rise straight out of the sea to a remarkable 771 metres.
Some of those particles come from volcanic eruptions, such as the Soufriere Hills volcano in Montserrat that has been puttering along since 1995.