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Sint Maarten

Republic (autonomous territory of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
independant since 2010
Sint Maarten
Region:
Caribbean
Area:
34 km²
Local name:
Sint Maarten
Capital:
Philipsburg
Sint Maarten on the world map

Geography

Sint Maarten is a peninsula in the southern part of the Caribbean island, on which also the French part "Saint Martin" is located. The dwarf state has a total area of only 34 km² (13 mi²) and a total coastline of 59 km (36.7 mi). This land area is about 1.0 times the size of Manhattan. This makes Saint Martin the second smallest country in the Americas after Saint Barthelemy and the tenth smallest worldwide. With 1,260 inhabitants per km², it is also the most densely populated country in the Americas.

There are 7 other islands in the country. St. Martin ist the only directly neighbouring country of Sint Maarten. The distance between New York City and the Capital Philipsburg is about 2,730 km (1,696 mi).

Population

Life expectancy females:
Ø 82.8 years
Birthrate:
9.0 ‰
Deathrate:
4.2 ‰

Currency

The currency in Sint Maarten isthe Netherlands Antillean Guilder (ANG).
1 Guilder is divided into 100 Cents.
Status: 09/29/2022
1 US Dollar = 1.82 Guilder
1 Guilder = 0.55 US Dollar

The climate in Sint Maarten

In Sint Maarten, as in all equatorial countries, there is a tropical climate. Unlike in Europe or the USA, there is almost no difference between the seasons. The daylight hours vary little, and the temperature differences between summer and winter are also lesser. Depending on the season, the average daytime temperatures range between 29 and 32 degrees. In the colder months, the average night temperatures drop down to 23 °C.

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures
Average daytime and nighttime temperatures in Sint Maarten
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Languages

Official language:
Dutch

Mother tongueDistribution
Creole29.0 %
Papiamento17.0 %
English12.0 %
Dutch5.0 %
other37.0 %

Religions

BranchDistribution
Adventists6.2%
Pentecostals11.6%
Roman Catholics39.0%
other Protestants27.0%
Jews3.4%
nondenominational6.7%
other6.1%

Economy

GDP:1.19 bn $
Exportations:526.3 M $
Importations:757.9 M $
Tourism receipts:243.00 M $
Unemployment rate:12.0 %
Inflation rate:2.19 %

Transport

Roadways:53 km
Airports:1

Most important cities

CityPopulation
Philipsburg / Capital1,330
Cul de Sac8,470






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