Saunt Martin

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This airticle is aboot the Caribbean island. For the French hauf o the island, see Collectivity o Saunt Martin. For the Dutch hauf o the island, see Sint Maarten. For ither uises, see Saunt Martin (disambiguation).
Saunt Martin
Native name: Sint Maarten (Dutch)
Saint-Martin (French)

Nickname: The Friendly Island
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Geografie
Location Caribbean Sea
Coordinates 18°04′N 63°03′W / 18.067°N 63.050°W / 18.067; -63.050Coordinates: 18°04′N 63°03′W / 18.067°N 63.050°W / 18.067; -63.050
Airchipelago Leeward Islands, Lesser Antilles
Aurie 87 km2 (33.6 sq mi)
Heichest elevation 414 m (1,358 ft)
Heichest point Pic Paradis
Admeenistration
French Republic
Owerseas collectivity Saunt Martin
Caipital an lairgest settlement Marigot (pop. 5,700)
Aurie covered 53 km2 (20.5 sq mi)
Kinrick o the Netherlands
Constituent kintra Sint Maarten
Caipital Philipsburg
Lairgest settlement Lawer Prince's Quarter (pop. 8,123)
Aurie covered 34 km2 (13.1 sq mi)
Demographics
Demonym St. Martiner (French);
St. Maartener (Dutch)
Population 77,741 (as of Januar 1, 2009)
Densitie 892 /km2 (2,310 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Afro-Caribbean, Caucausian, Cheenese, Indian, Mixed

Saunt Martin (French: Saint-Martin; Dutch: Sint Maarten) is an island in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 300 km (190 mi) east o Puerto Rico. The 87-square-kilometre (34 sq mi) island is dividit roughly 60/40 atween Fraunce (53 km2, 20 sq mi)[1] an the Kinrick o the Netherlands (34 km2, 13 sq mi);[2] the twa pairts are roughly equal in population thou, wi slichtly mair fowk livin on the Dutch side.

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  1. INSEE, Government of France. "Démographie des communes de Guadeloupe au recensement de la population de 1999" (in French). Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  2. Central Bureau of Statistics Netherlands Antilles. "Area, population density and capital". Retrieved 2009-01-27.