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.

Other names of country: 

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

Origin of name: 

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

Primary subdivisions: 

Sint Maarten has no known administrative divisions.

CountryHASCPopulationArea(km.˛)Area(mi.˛)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.

The UN LOCODE page  for Sint Maarten lists locations in the country, some of them with their latitudes and longitudes, some with their ISO 3166-2 codes for their subdivisions. This information can be put together to approximate the territorial extent of subdivisions.

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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