Sint Maarten

country on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Sint Maarten (or Saint Martin) is a country that is part of the Netherlands. It is on the southern half of the island of St. Martin in the Caribbean.[5]

Sint Maarten
Motto(s): 
"Semper progrediens" (Latin)
(English: "Always progressing")
Anthem: "O Sweet Saint Martin's Land"
Location of Sint Maarten
Location of Sint Maarten (circled in red)
Sint Maarten is located on the southern half of the island of Saint Martin.
Sint Maarten is located on the southern half of
the island of Saint Martin.
Sovereign state Kingdom of the Netherlands
Before separationNetherlands Antilles
Country status10 October 2010
CapitalPhilipsburg
18°02′N 63°03′W / 18.033°N 63.050°W / 18.033; -63.050
Largest cityLower Prince's Quarter
Official languages
Demonym(s)St. Maartener
GovernmentParliamentary representative democracy within a constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Willem-Alexander
• Governor
Eugene Holiday
Silveria Jacobs
LegislatureEstates of Sint Maarten
Area
• Total
34[2] km2 (13 sq mi)
Highest elevation
383 m (1,257 ft)
Population
• 1 January 2019 estimate
41,486[2] (216th)
• Density
1,221/km2 (3,162.4/sq mi) (10th)
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
• Total
$365.8 million[3]
• Per capita
$66,800[4]
CurrencyNetherlands Antillean guilder (ANG)
Time zoneUTC-4:00 (AST)
Mains electricity120 V–60 Hz
Driving sideright
Calling code+1-721
ISO 3166 code
Internet TLD.sx

The Island area of St. Martin (Dutch: Eilandgebied Sint Maarten) was part of the Netherlands Antilles, until the Antilles was dissolved in October 2010, when Sint Maarten became a "country" ("land") within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.[6] The Government of the Netherlands is responsible for defence, foreign affairs and nationality law. Although part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the territory of Sint Maarten is not part of the European Union; however, its people are citizens of the European Union.[7]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Consitution of Sint Maarten". www.sintmaartengov.org. Government of Sint Maarten. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/caribische-deel-van-het-koninkrijk/vraag-en-antwoord/waaruit-bestaat-het-koninkrijk-der-nederlanden
  3. "The World Factbook — Central Intelligence Agency". Cia.gov. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  4. GDP – per capita (PPP), The World Factbook, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on 7 April 2018.
  5. "CIA World Factbook – Sint Maarten". Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  6. "Antilliaanse gulden wordt aangehouden in 2012". dushi-curacao.info (in Dutch). 14 September 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  7. (in Dutch) Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Affairs – Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba behouden LGO-status Archived 24 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine