Sint Maarten

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Country overview: 

Short nameSint Maarten
ISO codeSX
FIPS codeNN
LanguageDutch (nl)
Time zone-4
CapitalPhilipsburg

 

Sint Maarten was part of the Netherlands Antilles, a colony of the Netherlands, until 2010-10-10. On that date it became an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Origin of name: 

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

Other names of country: 

  1. French: "Saint Martin m (partie f néerlandaise)"
  2. Russian: Синт-Маартен
  3. Spanish: San Martín m

Primary subdivisions: 

Sint Maarten has no known administrative divisions.

CountryHASCPopulationArea(km.²)Area(mi.²)Capital
Sint MaartenSX.SM36,6093413Philipsburg

Territorial extent: 

The country consists of the southern part of an island called Sint Maarten by the Dutch and Saint Martin by the French.

Change history: 

2010-10-10: Sint Maarten was split from the former Netherlands Antilles. In its previous status, its HASC code was AN.SM.

Population history:

DatePopulation
18953,724
19382,202
19481,697
1957-12-311,558
1974-12-3110,310
1981-02-0113,156
199031,722
2000-10-1430,594
2011-0436,609
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