Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten auf der Karte
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Sint Maarten

Republic (autonomous territory of the Kingdom of the Netherlands), independant since 2010

Region:
Caribbean
Area:
34 km²
Local name:
Sint Maarten
Capital:
Philipsburg
On further pages:
Sunrise + Sunset
Climate
Tourism
Infrastructure + Transport
Country comparison
Current time in Sint Maarten:

The countrywide time in Sint Maarten is Atlantic Standard Time (AST).
As in many countries near the equator, there is also no daylight saving time in Sint Maarten.
So there is all over the year the same difference of -4 hours to Greenwich Mean Time.

Sunrise and sunset

Population

41,109
1,209
Ø 69.2 years
Life expectancy females:
Ø 77.1 years
Birthrate:
14.1 ‰
Deathrate:
4.6 ‰

Currency

The currency in Sint Maarten is Netherlands Antillean Guilder (ANG).
1 Guilder is divided into 100 Cents.
Status: 10/18/2018
1 US Dollar = 1.78 Guilder
1 Guilder = 0.56 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 28 and 32 degrees. In the colder months, the average night temperatures drop down to 23 °C.

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

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Languages

Official language:
Dutch

mother tonguedistribution
Creole29.0 %
Papiamento17.0 %
English12.0 %
Dutch5.0 %
other37.0 %

Religions

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

Economy

(per year)
Tourism receipts:786.88 M €
Unemployment rate:12.0 %

Transport

Roadways:53 km
Airports:1

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 and a total coastline of 59 km. This area is about 1.0 times the size of Manhattan. 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.

Most important cities in Sint Maarten

CityPopulation
Philipsburg / Capital1,330
Cul de Sac8,470