Place:Saint-Martin, Guadeloupe

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NameSaint-Martin
Alt namesSaint Martin
Saint-Martinsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCommune
Located inGuadeloupe
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Saint Martin is an island in the northeast Caribbean, approximately east of Puerto Rico. The island is divided roughly 60/40 between France and the Kingdom of the Netherlands; the two parts are roughly equal in population. It is one of the smallest sea islands divided between two nations, a division dating to 1648. The southern Dutch part comprises Sint Maarten and is one of four constituent countries that form the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The northern French part comprises the Collectivité de Saint-Martin (Collectivity of St. Martin) and is an overseas collectivity of France.

On January 1, 2009 the population of the entire island was 77,741 inhabitants, with 40,917 living on the Dutch side, and 36,824 on the French side.

Collectively, the two territories are known as "St-Martin / St Maarten". Sometimes SXM, the IATA identifier for Princess Juliana International Airport (the island's main airport), is used to refer to the island.

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