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Coordinates: 18°04′01″N 63°03′00″W 18.067, -63.05

Saint Martin

Saint Martin is a tropical island in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 300 km (186 miles) east of Puerto Rico. The 87 km island is divided roughly in half between France (53 km) and the Netherlands Antilles (34 km) it is the smallest inhabited sea island divided between two nations. The southern Dutch half comprises the Eilandgebied Sint Maarten (Island area of St. Martin) and is part of the Netherlands Antilles. The northern French half comprises the Collectivit de Saint-Martin (Collectivity of St. Martin) and is an overseas collectivity of France.On January 1, 2006 the population of the entire island was 72,892 inhabitants, 37,629 of whom lived on the Dutch side of the island, and 35,263 on the French side of the island.Collectively, the two territories are known as "St-MartinSt. Maarten". Sometimes SXM, the IATA identifier for Princess Juliana International Airport (the island's main airport), is used to refer to the island.[1]


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