Saint Martin

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Updates: 

FIPS PUB 10-4 Change Notice 13 was issued on 2008-02-04. It adds the FIPS country code for Saint Martin.

ISO 3166-2 Newsletter Number I-9 was published on 2007-11-28. It simply adds Saint Martin to ISO 3166-2, to stay in synch with ISO 3166-1. No subdivisions are reported.

Country overview: 

Short nameSAINT MARTIN
ISO codeMF
FIPS codeRN
LanguageFrench (fr)
Time zone-4
CapitalMarigot

 

In a referendum held on 2003-12-07, Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy voted overwhelmingly to become overseas collectivities under Article 74 of the French Constitution. The change took effect on 2007-07-15. Formerly, they had both been communes of Guadeloupe.

Other names of country: 

  1. English: Saint Martin (French part) (formal)
  2. French: Saint-Martin m; Saint-Martin (partie f française) (formal)

Origin of name: 

Discovered by Columbus on 1493-11-11, feast day of Saint Martin de Tours

Primary subdivisions: 

Saint Martin has no known administrative divisions.

CountryHASCINSEEPopulationArea(km.²)Area(mi.²)Capital
Saint MartinMF.SM97 837,6305320Marigot
  • Country: This division is the whole of the
    country, treated as a division for compatibility.
  • HASC: Hierarchical administrative subdivision code.
  • INSEE: Territory codes from French national statistics agency.
  • Population: 2010-01-01 legal population.

Territorial extent: 

Saint Martin collectivity consists of the northern part of Saint Martin Island, all of Tintamarre Island, and other islets. Saint Martin Island is partitioned between Saint Martin and the Netherlands Antilles. (Dutch-speaking inhabitants call it Sint Maarten.)

Population history:

DatePopulation
18903,500
19366,450
1946-05-166,786
1954-07-013,366
1974-10-166,191
1982-03-098,072
1990-03-1525,518
1999-03-0829,078
2010-01-0137,630
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