Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Saint Martin in the Caribbean

St. Martin

both are unused and from 2010

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Saint Martin is an island in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 300 km (186 miles) east of Puerto Rico. The island is divided roughly 60/40 between France (53 km2) and the Netherlands (34 km2); however, the Netherlands side has the larger population. It is one of the smallest sea islands divided between two nations, a division dating to 1648. The southern Dutch part comprises Sint Maarten and is one of four constituent countries that form the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The northern French part comprises the Collectivité de Saint-Martin (Collectivity of St. Martin) and is an overseas collectivity of France.

On January 1, 2007 the population of the entire island was 74,852 inhabitants, 38,927 of whom lived on the Dutch side, and 35,925 on the French side.

1 comment:

Toyin O. said...

Very informative, thanks for sharing.