Guadeloupe is an archipelago located in the eastern Caribbean Sea at 16°15′N, 61°35′W, with a land area of 1,628 square kilometres (629 sq. mi). It is an overseas department of France. As with the other overseas departments, Guadeloupe is also one of the twenty-six regions of France (being an overseas region) and an integral part of the Republic. As part of France, Guadeloupe is part of the European Union; hence its currency is the euro. Guadeloupe is however not party to the Schengen Agreement.