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Encyclopedia > Saint Martin
St. Martin (island)
Country France / Netherlands
Archipelago Leeward Islands
Region Caribbean
Area 37 sq. mi.
87.2 km²
Coastline 58.9 km
Highest elevation Pic Paradis
1,254 ft.
414 m
Population

 - Density
71,000 ppl.
2002
1,842 ppl./sq.mi.
814.2 ppl./km²
NASA NLT Landsat 7 (visible color) satellite image of Saint Martin.
NASA NLT Landsat 7 (visible color) satellite image of Saint Martin.
Map of Saint Martin.

St. Martin is a tropical island in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 300 km southeast of Puerto Rico. The 87 km² island is divided roughly in half between France and the Netherlands; it is the smallest inhabited sea island divided between two nations. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... The Mergui Archipelago The Archipelago Sea, situated between the Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Finland, the largest archipelago in the world by the number of islands. ... The Leeward Islands are the northern islands of the Lesser Antilles. ... “West Indian” redirects here. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Image File history File links Saint Martin - NASA NLT Landsat 7 (Visible Color) Satellite Image File links The following pages link to this file: Saint Martin ... Image File history File links Saint Martin - NASA NLT Landsat 7 (Visible Color) Satellite Image File links The following pages link to this file: Saint Martin ... Landsat 7 is the latest satellite of the Landsat program. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... St. ... “West Indian” redirects here. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 10 km² (1000 hectares) and 100 km² (10,000 hectares). ... The vast majority of islands in the world are either a country in their own right or part of a larger country. ...

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. Motto Semper pro grediens (Latin) Anthem O sweet Sint-Maartens Land Capital (and largest city) Philipsburg Official languages Dutch, English Government See Politics of the Netherlands Antilles  -  Administrator Franklyn Richards constitutional monarchy part of the Netherlands Antilles, separate country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands as from December 15... Anthem: La Marseillaise Capital (and largest city) Marigot Official languages French Government  -  President of France Jacques Chirac  -  Prefect Dominique Lacroix  -  President of the Territorial Council none yet; however Albert Fleming is the mayor of Saint-Martin Overseas Collectivity of France   -  Island divided between France and the Netherlands 23 March 1648... A dependent territory, dependent area or dependency is a territory that does not possess full political independence or sovereignty as a State. ... The International Air Transport Association is an international trade organization of airlines headquarted in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Approach to Princess Juliana Airport New terminal building from the inside This sign warns people that plane spotting on Maho Beach can be dangerous. ...


Neither of the two halves of St. Martin have separate FIPS PUB 10-4 territory codes or ISO 3166-1 codes; they are coded as GP (Guadeloupe) and NA (Netherlands Antilles). Since the status of the French side changed to an overseas collectivity in 2007 and the status of the Dutch side is due to change to a country within the kingdom of the Netherlands in 2008, it is very well possible that both halves of St. Martin will have a territory code of their own in the near future. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) two-letter country codes (FIPS 10-4) are used by the US Government for data processing, and in the CIA World Factbook. ... A collectivité doutre-mer (in English Overseas Community) or COM, is an administrative division of France. ...

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Geography

The main towns are Philipsburg (Dutch side) and Marigot (French side). The island has approximately a total resident population above 85,000. The official population on the Dutch side is 50,000 while on the French side this is 35,000. Human density is 3 times that of the Netherlands. In addition there is an average of 1,000,000 tourist visitors per year. Philipsburg is the main town on the Dutch side of the Netherlands Antilles island of Sint Maarten. ... Marigot Marigot Marigot is the main town on the French side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ...


The highest hilltop is the Pic Paradis (414 m) on center of a hill chain. There is no river on the island, but many dry guts. Hiking trails give access to the dry forest covering tops and slopes. Trinidad and Tobago dry forest on Chacachacare showing the dry-season deciduous nature of the vegetation The tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forest biome, also known as tropical dry forest, is located at tropical and subtropical latitudes. ...


The average yearly air temperature is 27 °C (min 17 °C, max 35 °C) and sea surface temperature 26.4 °C. The total average yearly rainfall is 995 mm, with 22 days of thunder.


Common history

Short review

  • circa 800AD Settled by Arawak Indians who arrived from South America, given the name Soualiga, or salt Island.
  • 11 Nov 1493 Claimed for Spain by Columbus, named Isla de San Martin, upon his arrival.
  • 1624 Some French cultivate tobacco on French Quarter.
  • 1631 Dutch small colony on Groot baai to collect salt.
  • 1633 - 1647 Spanish army from Puerto Rico builds the first military fort, but after a few years destroy it and abandon the island forever.
  • 23 Mar 1648 Divided into French (north) and Dutch (south) zones
    (Dutch zone subordinate to Sint Eustatius until 1672).
  • 1679 - 1689 French occupy entire island.
  • 1689 - 1792 Dutch zone under Dutch West India Company administration.
  • 1690 - 1699 English occupy entire island.
  • 1699 - 1702 French occupy entire island.
  • 24 Feb 1779 - 3 Feb 1781 French occupy entire island.
  • 3 Feb 1781 - 26 Nov 1781 British occupy entire island.
  • 18 May 1793 - 5 Apr 1794 Dutch administer entire island
  • 29 Apr 1795 - 24 Mar 1801 French occupy entire island.
  • 24 Mar 1801 - 1 Dec 1802 British occupy entire island.
  • 9 Jul 1810 Annexed along with Holland by France (not effected).
  • 1810 - 1816 British occupy entire island.
  • 1816 French and Dutch zones resumed.
  • 1919 - 1 Apr 1983 Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten united as Netherlands Windward Islands.
  • 1936 Dutch side officially adopted the Dutch spelling Sint Maarten.
  • 23 Jun 2000 Referendum supports a "status aparte" as a separate entity within The Netherlands by 68.9%.
  • 2 Nov 2006 Sint Maarten and Curaçao sign agreement with The Netherlands on "status aparte"
  • 15 Dec 2008 Date set for dissolution of Netherlands Antilles.

Look up AD, ad-, and ad in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1493 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Events January 24 - Alfonso Mendez, appointed by Pope Gregory XV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa. ... Shredded tobacco leaf for pipe smoking Tobacco can also be pressed into plugs and sliced into flakes Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in genus Nicotiana. ... // Events February 5 - Roger Williams emigrates to Boston. ... Events February 13 - Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition. ... 1647 (MDCXLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1648 (MDCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Map showing location of Sint Eustatius relative to Saba and Sint Maarten/Saint Martin. ... Events England, France, Munster and Cologne invade the United Provinces, therefore this name is know as ´het rampjaar´ (the disaster year) in the Netherlands. ... Events January 24 - King Charles II of England disbands Parliament August 7 - The brigantine Le Griffon, which was commissioned by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, is towed to the southern end of the Niagara River, to become the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes. ... Year 1689 (MDCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1689 (MDCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Dutch West India Company (Dutch: West-Indische Compagnie or WIC) was a company of Dutch merchants. ... Events Giovanni Domenico Cassini observes differential rotation within Jupiters atmosphere. ... Events January 26 - Treaty of Karlowitz signed March 30 - the tenth Sikh Master, Guru Gobind Singh created the Khalsa. ... 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1781 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1781 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1781 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Union Jack, flag of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... The Union Jack, flag of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... --69. ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Motto Remis Velisque (Latin) With oars and sails (English) Anthem Saba you rise from the ocean Capital The Bottom Largest city The Bottom Official languages Dutch, Papiamento and English (unofficial) Government See Politics of the Netherlands Antilles  -  Saba Administrator A.J.M. Solagnier  -  Governor of N.A. Frits Goedgedrag Constitutional... The Windward Islands are the southern islands of the Lesser Antilles. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Details

In 1493, Christopher Columbus embarked on his second voyage to the New World. According to legend, Columbus sighted and perhaps anchored at the island of Saint Martin on November 11, 1493, the feast day of Saint Martin of Tours. In his honor, Columbus named the island San Martin. This name was translated to Sint Maarten (Dutch), Saint Martin (French and English). Christopher Columbus (1451 – May 20, 1506) was a navigator and maritime explorer credited as the discoverer of the Americas. ... is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1493 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Saint Martin of Tours (Latin: Martinus), (316/317 – November 11, 397 in Candes) was a bishop of Tours whose shrine became a famous stopping-point for pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela. ...

Flags flying in Marigot harbor, Saint-Martin.

When Columbus sailed these seas, St. Martin was populated, if populated at all, by Carib amerindians. The former Arawaks had been chased by the warlike Caribs coming from the North coast of South America a short time before the arrival of the Spaniards who followed in Columbus' wake. The English word cannibal is derived from an Arawak word which referred to the Caribs. The Arawaks were a relatively cultured, agricultural people who fashioned pottery and whose social organization was headed by hereditary chieftains who derived their power from personal deities called zemis. The Caribs, on the other hand, concentrated on warfare. They killed and, allegedly, ate the Arawak men, then "married" the Arawak women. [citation needed] Image File history File links flags flying in Marigot harbor, Saint-Martin (February 2004) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links flags flying in Marigot harbor, Saint-Martin (February 2004) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. ... The term Arawak (from aru, the Lokono word for cassava flour), was used to designate the Amerindians encountered by the Spanish in the Caribbean. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Cannibalism is the act or practice of eating members of the same species, e. ... The Arawakan languages (also Arahuacan, Arawakanas, Arahuacano, Maipurean, Maipuran, Maipureano, Maipúrean) are a hypothetical indigenous language family of South America and the Caribbean. ...


The Caribs' territory was not completely conquered until the mid-17th century when most of them perished in the struggle between the French, English, Dutch, Danes and Spanish for control of the West Indies. The Dutch first began to ply the island's ponds for salt in the 1620s. Despite the Dutch presence on the island, the Spaniards recaptured St. Martin in 1633 and, one year later, built a fort (now Ft. Amsterdam) and another artillery battery at Pointe Blanche to assert their claim and control access to Great bay salt pond. The Spaniards introduced the first African slaves to the area in the 16th century but the main influx of African slaves took place in the 18th century with the development of Sugarcane plantations by the French protestants and some Dutch jews. Slavery was abolished in the first half of the 19th century, whereupon on some of their territories the British imported Chinese and East Indians to take the place of slaves. Thus, St. Martin and the other islands are populated by a mixture of Amerindian, European, African, Indians and Asian peoples. West Indian cultures such as in St. Martin are, consequently, exceedingly rich and varied. The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... Events February 13 - Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition. ... Remains of a battery of English cannon from Youghal, County Cork. ... San Francisco Bay salt ponds Salt evaporations ponds are shallow man-made ponds designed to produce salt from seawater. ... Slave redirects here. ... Species Saccharum arundinaceum Saccharum bengalense Saccharum edule Saccharum officinarum Saccharum procerum Saccharum ravennae Saccharum robustum Saccharum sinense Saccharum spontaneum Sugarcane or Sugar cane (Saccharum) is a genus of 6 to 37 species (depending on taxonomic interpretation) of tall perennial grasses (family Poaceae, tribe Andropogoneae), native to warm temperate to tropical... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... This English poster depicting the horrific conditions on slave ships was influential in mobilizing public opinion against slavery. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ...


Border division

Map showing French Saint-Martin (north) and Dutch Sint Maarten (south)
Map showing French Saint-Martin (north) and Dutch Sint Maarten (south)
  • On March 23, 1648, France and the Dutch Republic agreed to divide the island between their two nations, so they signed the Treaty of Concordia.
  • Since 1975, several versions of a legend about the division have become popular, especially in tourism publications. An often repeated story is that the island was divided into two sections through a race; the French-dominated community chose one person for the race and the Dutch-dominated community chose another, a man named Menno Versteeg. The two representatives were put back to back in one extreme of the island, and made to walk along the coast in opposite directions. They were not allowed to run. At the point where they eventually met, a line was drawn across the island, connecting their starting point with their meeting point. This became the frontier which divides Saint-Martin from Sint Maarten, according to the legend. The reason for the difference in size between the two sides was said to be that the French representative moved faster than the Dutch.
    In one version, the explanation for the French walker's quicker pace is that he drank wine beforehand, while the Dutch walker drank beer. This is used to support the claim that wine has restorative effects and that it was the French drink of choice that enabled the French walker to move faster.

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1523x1338, 134 KB) Summary Map of the Caribbean island of w:Saint Martin divided between French and Dutch halves. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1523x1338, 134 KB) Summary Map of the Caribbean island of w:Saint Martin divided between French and Dutch halves. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1648 (MDCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Map of Dutch Republic by Joannes Janssonius United Netherlands redirects here. ... The Treaty of Concordia (or the Partition Treaty of 1648) was signed on March 23, 1648 between the French and the Dutch. ...

Culture and tourism

Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten
Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten, the Dutch side, is known for its festive nightlife, beaches, and plentiful casinos, while Saint-Martin, the French side, is known more for its nude beaches, jewelry, clothes, shopping, exotic drinks made with native rum-based guavaberry liquors, and rich French and Indian Caribbean cuisine. Image File history File links overlooking Phillipsburg, Sint Maarten (February 2004) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links overlooking Phillipsburg, Sint Maarten (February 2004) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other uses, see Beach (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... People skinny dipping and sunbathing nude at Bredene nudist beach in Belgium. ... (See also List of types of clothing) Introduction Humans often wear articles of clothing (also known as dress, garments or attire) on the body (for the alternative, see nudity). ... Shopping is the examining of goods or services from retailers with intent to purchase. ... The word drink is primarily a verb, meaning to ingest liquids. ... This article is about the beverage. ... Binomial name Myrciaria floribunda The guavaberry or rumberry (Myrciaria floribunda or Eugenia Floribunda) is a fruit tree which grows in the Caribbean. ... Spirits redirects here. ...


The island is served by many major airlines that bring in large jets, including Boeing 747s, Airbus A340s, and McDonnell Douglas MD-11s carrying tourists from across the world on a daily basis. This fuels the island's largest revenue source, tourism. Princess Juliana International Airport — which opened a major new terminal in November, 2006 — is famous for its short landing strip —only 2,130 metres/7,000 ft, which is barely enough for heavy jets. Because of this, the planes approach the island flying extremely low, right over the beach. Photos of large jets flying at 10–20 m/30-60 ft over relaxing tourists at the beach are often dismissed as photoshopped, but are nevertheless showing actual landings.[1] There is also an airport on the French side of the island at Grand Case, called Grand Case Airport. Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA), based in Renton, Washington, is a unit of The Boeing Company, consisting of the Seattle_based former Boeing Airplane Company (the civil airliner division,) as well as the Long Beach-based Douglas Aircraft division of the former McDonnell Douglas Corporation. ... The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the Jumbo Jet, is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing. ... This article is about the airliner manufacturer. ... For the road in England, see A340 road. ... The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is an American three-engine medium to long-range widebody airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... Approach to Princess Juliana Airport New terminal building from the inside This sign warns people that plane spotting on Maho Beach can be dangerous. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... ... Grand Case Airport or Aérodrome de Grand-Case Espérance in French (IATA: SFG/CCE, ICAO: TFFG) is an airport located in Grand Case, on the French side of the Caribbean island Saint Martin. ...

Sint Maarten/Saint-Martin is home to several world-class accommodations, including hotels, villas, and timeshares, many of which are privately available for rent or sale. Some properties have over 200 rooms, while others have fewer than twenty. Many are located directly on beaches and in upscale shopping districts. Villas pepper the coast, boasting private beaches. Some are private residences, while others are available to affluent renters. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2559x1655, 2582 KB) Taken by User:AndonicO, from the Water taxi in Saint Maartens Dutch side. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2559x1655, 2582 KB) Taken by User:AndonicO, from the Water taxi in Saint Maartens Dutch side. ... The Albertian Villa Medici in Fiesole: terraced grounds on a sloping site. ... For the film, see Time Share. ...

View of cruise ships docked in St. Martin's Dutch side

Rental cars are the primary mode of transportation for visitors staying on island. The island is served by several well-known agencies. If any driving is expected off the major roads (such as to some of the more secluded beaches), a 4-wheel drive is recommended. Traffic on the island, however, has become a major problem; long traffic jams between Marigot, Philipsburg and the airport are common. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 126 KB)Dutch Side of St. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 126 KB)Dutch Side of St. ...


Because the island is located along the intertropical convergence zone, it is occasionally menaced by tropical storm activity in the late summer and early fall. It is important to monitor local weather information during this time. The thunderstorms of the Intertropical Convergence Zone form a line across the eastern Pacific Ocean. ...


The island is widely known for its hundreds of gourmet (and more moderately priced) restaurants on both sides of the island.


Neighbouring islands include Saint-Barthélemy (French), Anguilla (British), Saba (Dutch), Sint Eustatius "Statia" (Dutch), Saint Kitts and Nevis (Independent, formerly British). With the exception of Nevis, all of these islands are easily visible on a clear day from St. Maarten. Anthem For Sweden - The Land of The Incredible Biffs Capital (and largest city) Gustavia Official languages Swedish Government  -  Prime Minister of Sweden Nick XII Bonaparte  -  Prefect Per af Biffsläkt  -  President of the Territorial Council none yet; however Henning is the mayor of Saint-Barthelemy Overseas Collectivity of Sweden   -  Swedish... Motto Remis Velisque (Latin) With oars and sails (English) Anthem Saba you rise from the ocean Capital The Bottom Largest city The Bottom Official languages Dutch, Papiamento and English (unofficial) Government See Politics of the Netherlands Antilles  -  Saba Administrator A.J.M. Solagnier  -  Governor of N.A. Frits Goedgedrag Constitutional... Map showing location of Sint Eustatius relative to Saba and Sint Maarten/Saint Martin. ... Country Saint Kitts and Nevis Archipelago Leeward Islands Region Caribbean Area 65 sq. ... Official language English Political status State in the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis Premier Joseph Parry Deputy Governor-General[1] Eustace John President, Nevis Island Assembly Marjorie Morton Capital Charlestown, Nevis Area  - Total (Not ranked) 35. ...


Shopping

Shopping on Sint Maarten and Saint Martin offers high quality duty-free goods in numerous boutiques. The island has a well-earned reputation as a "shopper's paradise". Popular goods include local crafts & arts, exotic foods, jewelry, liquor, tobacco, leather goods, as well as most designer goods. Because of Duty free Tax free abound the island has become more of a shopping and relaxing destination. Most often the designer goods are offered at significant discounts, often up to 40% lower than US retail prices.


See also

Anthem: La Marseillaise Capital (and largest city) Marigot Official languages French Government  -  President of France Jacques Chirac  -  Prefect Dominique Lacroix  -  President of the Territorial Council none yet; however Albert Fleming is the mayor of Saint-Martin Overseas Collectivity of France   -  Island divided between France and the Netherlands 23 March 1648... Motto Semper pro grediens (Latin) Anthem O sweet Sint-Maartens Land Capital (and largest city) Philipsburg Official languages Dutch, English Government See Politics of the Netherlands Antilles  -  Administrator Franklyn Richards constitutional monarchy part of the Netherlands Antilles, separate country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands as from December 15... St. ... Saint Martin, the caribbean island. ... The culture of St. ... This song is the bi-national song of Saint-Martin/Sint-Maarten island, in the Caribbean, this island being divided between France and Netherland Antilles. ... Scouting is active in Guadeloupe, connected administratively to Saint Martin in the Région Guadeloupe et Saint Martin. ...

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Maps of Saint Martin 18.06° (N) -63.08° (W)


Coordinates: 18°04′N, 63°03′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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In 371 Martin was acclaimed bishop of Tours, where he impressed the city with his demeanor, and by the enthusiasm with which he had temples demolished or burnt, altars smashed and sculpture defaced.
The early life of Saint Martin that was written by Sulpicius Severus who knew him personally [1], while it expresses the intimate closeness the 4th century Christian felt with the Devil in all his disguises, is at the same time filled with accounts of miracles so extravagant as apparently to challenge disbelief.
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Saint Martin (Dutch: Sint Maarten) is a tropical island in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 240 km (150 miles) east of Puerto Rico.
Remarkably, neither of the two halves of Saint Martin warrants a separate FIPS PUB 10-4 territory code; they are presumably coded as GP (Guadeloupe) and NA (Netherlands Antilles).
According to legend, Columbus sighted and perhaps anchored at the island of Saint Martin on November 11, 1493, the feast day of Saint Martin of Tours.
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