Land Sint Maarten is an island located in the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean Sea of the North American Continent, with a
population of 39,088, making it the 212th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Philipsburg, with a total
population of 1,338. The country encompasses 34 square kilometers making it the 236th largest country in total area. It
shares boundaries with the Caribbean Sea and lies east of the United States Virgin Islands..
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is recognized as the Chief of State and along with Heir Apparent Prince Willem-Alexander,
achieves that status through heredity and holds that position for life or abdication. She is represented by Governor General
Eugene Holiday. Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams is recognized as the Head of Government and achieves that status
following legislative elections when the leader of the majority party is usually elected Prime Minister by the Staten (the
unicameral parliament) and holds that position four years. Its form of government is a parliamentary constituent country
within the Kingdom of the Netherlands with full autonomy in internal affairs granted in 2010 and they celebrate the creation
of their constitution on the 10th of October 2010.
The languages commonly or officially spoken are Papiamento, English, Dutch, Spanish, Creole and French. It counts
among its major religions Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Protestant, Seventh-Day Adventist, Jewish, other, unspecified and
no faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 8 AM, 19 FM and 3 Television stations.
Major geographical features are Mount Flagstaff, its highest point at 386 meters and Caribbean Sea, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterway is Caribbean Sea, which measures 364 kilometers of coastline.
Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are tourism, light industry, and
manufacturing. Its official currency is Netherlands Antillean Guilder
Here’s something you may not know about Sint Maarten. The island is a divided possession of the Netherlands and France
and is the world's smallest landmass shared by two separate governments.
Created 15 February 2013
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|Fort Amsterdam on the
Dutch side of Sint
|Sandy Ground on Sint
|Callaloo Soup- a Sint
Maarten's national dish
|Wild donkeys on Sint
|South Reward- Sint
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|Mount Flagstaff- Sint
Maarten's highest point
|Oyster Pond- Sint
point shared by both
the Netherlands and
Maarten's capital and
|Pointe Blanche- Sint