Collectivity of Saint Martin

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The Collectivity of Saint Martin (Collectivité de Saint-Martin), commonly known as simply Saint Martin (Saint-Martin), is an overseas collectivity of France in the West Indies in the Caribbean.wikipedia
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Saint Martin

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With a population of 36,286 as of January 2011 (with more recent estimates putting the population at 32,300) on an area of 53.2 km2, it encompasses the northern 60% of the divided island of Saint Martin, and some neighbouring islets, the largest of which is Île Tintamarre.
The northern French part comprises the Collectivity of Saint Martin and is an overseas collectivity of France.

Sint Maarten

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The southern 40% of the island of Saint Martin constitutes Sint Maarten, which has been a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands since 2010.
With a population of 40,120 on an area of 37 km2, it encompasses the southern 40% of the divided island of Saint Martin, while the northern 60% of the island constitutes the French overseas collectivity of Saint-Martin, the only place that France borders the Netherlands.

France

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The Collectivity of Saint Martin (Collectivité de Saint-Martin), commonly known as simply Saint Martin (Saint-Martin), is an overseas collectivity of France in the West Indies in the Caribbean. Nominally now Spanish territory, the island became the focus of the competing interest of the European powers, notably France, Britain and the Netherlands.
In addition to the 18 regions and 101 departments, the French Republic has five overseas collectivities (French Polynesia, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and Wallis and Futuna), one sui generis collectivity (New Caledonia), one overseas territory (French Southern and Antarctic Lands), and one island possession in the Pacific Ocean (Clipperton Island).

Caribbean

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The Collectivity of Saint Martin (Collectivité de Saint-Martin), commonly known as simply Saint Martin (Saint-Martin), is an overseas collectivity of France in the West Indies in the Caribbean.

Marigot, Saint Martin

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Its capital is Marigot. Most residents live on the coastal region in the towns of Marigot (the capital), Grand-Case and Quartier-d'Orleans.
Marigot is the main town and capital in the French Collectivity of Saint Martin.

Guadeloupe

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Before 2007, the French region of Saint Martin formed a part of the French overseas région and département of Guadeloupe. Saint Martin was for many years a French commune, forming part of Guadeloupe, which is an overseas région and département of France. Saint Martin has one airport - Grand Case-Espérance Airport which provides flights to Guadeloupe, Martinique and Saint Barthélemy.
Through a referendum in 2003, Saint-Martin and Saint Barthélemy voted to separate from the administrative jurisdiction of Guadeloupe, this being fully enacted by 2007.

Anguilla Channel

Saint Martin is separated from the island of Anguilla by the Anguilla Channel.
It separates the island of Anguilla (a British Overseas Territory) in the north from the Collectivity of Saint Martin, an overseas collectivity of France on the island of Saint Martin, in the south.

Saint Barthélemy

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In 1946 Saint Martin (along with Saint Barthélemy) was formally subsumed as an arrondissement into the Guadeloupe département. Saint Martin has one airport - Grand Case-Espérance Airport which provides flights to Guadeloupe, Martinique and Saint Barthélemy.
The collectivity is one of four territories among the Leeward Islands in the northeastern Caribbean that comprise the French West Indies, along with Saint Martin, Guadeloupe (200 km southeast), and Martinique.

Hurricane Irma

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In 2017 Saint Martin was again devastated by a hurricane (Hurricane Irma), causing widespread destruction across the entire island.
The island sustained relatively minor damage and became the base for relief efforts on Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy.

Netherlands

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Nominally now Spanish territory, the island became the focus of the competing interest of the European powers, notably France, Britain and the Netherlands.
The islands are part of the Lesser Antilles and have land and maritime borders with France (Saint Martin), maritime borders with France (Saint Barthélemy), the United Kingdom (Anguilla), Venezuela, Saint Kitts and Nevis and the United States (U.S. Virgin Islands).

Kingdom of the Netherlands

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The southern 40% of the island of Saint Martin constitutes Sint Maarten, which has been a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands since 2010.
The northern half of the island is the French Collectivity of Saint Martin.

Communes of France

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Saint Martin was for many years a French commune, forming part of Guadeloupe, which is an overseas région and département of France.

Pic Paradis

The terrain is generally hilly, with the highest peak being Pic Paradis at 424m, which is also the highest peak on the island as a whole.
Pic Paradis or Pic du Paradis (Paradise Peak in English) is the highest point in a chain of hills in the Collectivity of Saint Martin, an overseas collectivity of France on the island of Saint Martin, located in the Caribbean, with an elevation of 424 m, making it the highest point on the island.

Treaty of Concordia

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The French also began settling, and rather than fight for control of the entire island the two powers agreed to divide it in two with the Treaty of Concordia.

Overseas collectivity

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The Collectivity of Saint Martin (Collectivité de Saint-Martin), commonly known as simply Saint Martin (Saint-Martin), is an overseas collectivity of France in the West Indies in the Caribbean.
Only one COM, Saint Martin, is part of the European Union and can vote to elect members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

Quartier-d'Orleans

French Quarter
Most residents live on the coastal region in the towns of Marigot (the capital), Grand-Case and Quartier-d'Orleans.
Quartier-d'Orleans (Quartier-d'Orléans) is a seaside village on the eastern coast of the island of Saint Martin, on the French side of the Antilles.

Grand Case

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Most residents live on the coastal region in the towns of Marigot (the capital), Grand-Case and Quartier-d'Orleans.
Grand Case is a small town on the French side of the island of Saint Martin in the Caribbean.

Louis-Constant Fleming

The first President of the Territorial Council was Louis-Constant Fleming, however on 25 July 2008 Fleming resigned after being sanctioned by the Conseil d'État for one year over problems with his 2007 election campaign.
Louis-Constant Fleming (born 1 December 1946) is a member of the Senate of France, representing the island of Saint-Martin.

Economy of Saint Martin

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The economy of Saint Martin, divided between the French Collectivity of Saint Martin (north side) and the Dutch Sint Maarten (south side), is primarily driven by tourism.

Culture of Saint Martin

Culture of St. Martin
Although St. Martin is a single island, it contains two separate nations: Saint-Martin, a French overseas collectivity; and Sint Maarten, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Grand Case-Espérance Airport

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Saint Martin has one airport - Grand Case-Espérance Airport which provides flights to Guadeloupe, Martinique and Saint Barthélemy.
L'Espérance Airport, also known as Grand Case Airport (Aérodrome de Grand-Case Espérance), is a public use airport located in Grand Case, on the French side (Saint Martin) of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin.

Île Tintamarre

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With a population of 36,286 as of January 2011 (with more recent estimates putting the population at 32,300) on an area of 53.2 km2, it encompasses the northern 60% of the divided island of Saint Martin, and some neighbouring islets, the largest of which is Île Tintamarre.
It is located in the Caribbean Sea, about 3 km from the island of Saint Martin, and is administered as part of the French overseas collectivity of Saint Martin.

List of divided islands

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With a population of 36,286 as of January 2011 (with more recent estimates putting the population at 32,300) on an area of 53.2 km2, it encompasses the northern 60% of the divided island of Saint Martin, and some neighbouring islets, the largest of which is Île Tintamarre.

Princess Juliana International Airport

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For international tourists Saint Martin relies on Princess Juliana International Airport on the Dutch side of the island.
There is also an airport on the French side of the island, in the French Collectivity of Saint Martin, called Aéroport de Grand Case or L'Espérance Airport.

ISO 3166-1

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Before 2007, Saint Martin was coded as GP (Guadeloupe) in ISO 3166-1.