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Saint Martin

Description of Saint Martin

Saint Martin is a Caribbean Island that is located just about 300 Km from the Puerto Rico. 87 Sq km Saint Martin Island is the only island that has its borders shared by two nations as its 53sq km is managed by France and 34 Sq Km is under the rule of Kingdom Of Netherlands. Island can be reached by air transport as many flights from different corners of the world reach Saint Martin Airport on daily basis.

History, Map and Language

Discovery of island goes way back when Chris Columbus was on his voyage in pursuit of exploring the new world and landed here on November 11th of 1943 which was the feast day of Saint Martin of tours. To honour this Columbus named this Island Sain Martin. During the Columbus period the island was scarcely populated by the Carib Amerindians.

Culture and Holidays

In 1648, Dutch Republic along with France decided on dividing the island and signed the treaty of Concordia.  Since then the two republics have shared this island which gives the tourist a rich experience of three different communities in this 87 sq km island.

Climate and Weather

St. Martin commonly termed as SXM is a volcanic and hilly island. Its most noteworthy point is Pic Paradis, on the French side. The island's coastline offers a wide assortment of places for tourist to explore some rough and ringed with coral, others made up of lovely white sandy shorelines sprinkled with ocean grapes, coconut trees and palm trees. The beachfront strips that remove the inland lakes from the ocean are another theoretical of landscape and one of its interesting qualities of the islands.

Like all others islands in the Caribbean, Saint-Martin has tropical atmosphere. The normal yearly temperature is 80.6°F, topping at around 89.6°F. Temperatures once in a while plunge underneath 68°F. The temperature on St. Martin is steady and advantages from the exchange winds. There is no stormy season accordingly and the showers are somewhat short Regardless of the steady temperature on the island, there are two seasons: the dry season from December to April, and the winter season from May to November. The dry season is the high traveller season. In the duration of the day, mornings and evenings are cooler yet never plunge beneath a normal of 68°F.

Travelling and Tourism

The official language for Saint-Martin is French, and both Dutch and English for St Marteen. Rental cars are the most preferred method of transportation for tourists.

Vacation and Destination

Shopping is something that is very famous on St Maarten and Saint Martin as it offers duty free merchandise in various boutiques. Mainstream products incorporate nearby specialties & art crafts, local exotic food items, alcohol, tobacco, jewellery, leather merchandise, and in addition most designer products. Frequently the fashioner products are offered at huge discounts some of the products are sold at 40% less price then that in U.S.

Some facts about Saint Martin

Population of country 35,925 people
Area of Saint Martin 53 sq. kilometers
Located on the continent Central America and the Caribbean (NA)
Capital of Saint Martin Marigot
Currency at Saint Martin Euro (EUR)
Domain Zone .gp
Phone country code 590
FIPS code of Saint Martin RN

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More information about Saint Martin

Climate of Saint Martin:
  • temperature averages 80-85 degrees all year long
  • low humidity, gentle trade winds, brief, intense rain showers
  • July-November is the hurricane season
Terrain of Saint Martin:
  • mostly flat
Saint Martin also has such useful resources as: salt.

Top cities of Saint Martin


City Name Population State Coordinates
1 Marigot 5,700 people 18.06667 x -63.08333

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