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Encyclopedia > Sint Maarten
Eilandgebied St. Maarten
Island area of Sint Maarten
Flag of Sint Maarten Coat of arms of Sint Maarten
Flag
Motto
Semper pro grediens (Latin)
Anthem
O sweet Saint-Martin's Land
Location of Sint Maarten
Capital
(and largest city)
Philipsburg
18°01′N, 63°03′W
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, 2008 
Area
 -  Total 21.07 km² (_)
13.1 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) Negligible
Population
 -  2006 estimate 35,000 (_)
 -  2004 census 33,119 
 -  Density 974/km² (_)
?/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2003 estimate
 -  Total $ 400 million (_)
 -  Per capita $ 11,400 (2003 est.) (_)
HDI (2003) n/a (unranked) (n/a)
Currency Netherlands Antillean gulden (ANG)
Time zone (UTC-4)
Internet TLD .an
Calling code +599

The island area of Sint Maarten (Dutch: Eilandgebied Sint Maarten) is one of five island areas (Eilandgebieden) of the Netherlands Antilles, encompassing the southern half of the island of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten. At the 2001 Netherlands Antilles census, the population of the Eilandgebied was 30,594, for a population density of 900 inhabitants per km². Image File history File links Flag_of_Sint_Maarten. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Flag Ratio 5:8 The Flag of Sint Maarten is the regional flag of the Dutch part of Saint Martin island, which is part of Netherlands Antilles, Kingdom of the Netherlands. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that is evoking and eulogising the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognised either by a countrys government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. ... 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. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... Philipsburg is the main town on the Dutch side of the Netherlands Antilles island of Sint Maarten. ... An official language is a language that is given a unique legal status in the countries, states, and other territories. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Country name: conventional long form: none conventional short form: Netherlands Antilles local long form: none local short form: Nederlandse Antillen Data code: NT Dependency status: part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; full autonomy in internal affairs granted in 1954 Government type: parliamentary Capital: Willemstad Administrative divisions: none (part of... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A constitutional monarchy is a form of government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges an elected or hereditary monarch as head of state, as opposed to an absolute monarchy, where the monarch is not bound by a... This article is about the physical quantity. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 10 km² (1000 hectares) and 100 km² (10,000 hectares). ... This is a list of the countries of the world sorted by area. ... 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There are three lists of countries of the world sorted by their gross domestic product (GDP) (the value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year). ... Per capita is a Latin phrase meaning for each head. ... This article includes two lists of countries of the world[1] sorted by their gross domestic product (GDP) at purchasing power parity (PPP) per capita, the value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year divided by the average population for the same year. ... World map indicating Human Development Index (2006). ... Coloured world map indicating Human Development Index (2006) (colour-blind compliant map) This is a list of countries by Human Development Index as included in the United Nations Development Programmes Human Development Report 2006, compiled on the basis of 2004 data. ... The gulden is the unit of currency in the Netherlands Antilles. ... ISO 4217 is the international standard describing three letter codes (also known as the currency code) to define the names of currencies established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... “UTC” redirects here. ... A country code top-level domain (ccTLD) is a top-level domain used and reserved for a country or a dependent territory. ... .an is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Netherlands Antilles. ... This is a list of country calling codes defined by ITU-T recommendation E.164. ... +599 is the country calling code used in the Netherlands Antilles. ... The Netherlands Antilles (Dutch: Nederlandse Antillen), previously known as the Netherlands West Indies, are part of the Lesser Antilles and consist of two groups of islands in the Caribbean Sea that form an autonomous part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (none of the other Antilles use this term in... St. ...


Sint Maarten borders the French overseas collectivity of Saint-Martin, which occupies the northern half of the island. A collectivité doutre-mer (in English Overseas Community) or COM, is an administrative division of France. ... Anthem La Marseillaise Capital (and largest city) Marigot Official languages French Government  -  President of France Nicolas Sarkozy  -  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...

Contents

Urban areas

  • Philipsburg with 1,228 inhabitants
  • Lower Prince's Quarter with 8,123 inhabitants
  • Cul de Sac with 7,880 inhabitants
  • Cole Bay with 6,046 inhabitants
  • Upper Prince's Quarter with 4,020 inhabitants
  • Little Bay (Fort Amsterdam) with 2,176 inhabitants
  • Simpson Bay with 736 inhabitants
  • Lowlands with 232 inhabitants

Simpsonbay, Madame Estate, Dutch Cul-de-sac, Duch Quarter, Cole Bay, Oyster pond, South Reward, Saint-Peters, Pointe-Blanche, Middle Region, Cay hill, Upper Prince's Quarter and Lower Prince's Quarter. Philipsburg is the main town on the Dutch side of the Netherlands Antilles island of Sint Maarten. ...


Politics and Government

Sint Maarten is an "island area" (eilandgebied in Dutch), a component of the Netherlands Antilles comparable to a municipality. The Netherlands Antilles are part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands though not in the European Union. Its currency is the Antillean guilder (however, the United States dollar is widely accepted). A planned restructuring of the Netherlands Antilles would see Sint Maarten become a separate country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands (like the Netherlands Antilles are now) on December 15, 2008. The Netherlands Antilles will be abolished as from that same date. The gulden is the unit of currency in the Netherlands Antilles. ... USD redirects here. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


The island area of Sint Maarten is ruled by an island council, an executive council, and an administrator (gezaghebber in Dutch) appointed by the Dutch Crown. An Administrator (Administrator of the Government, Officer Administering the Government) in some countries in the Commonwealth is a person who fulfils a role similar to that of a Governor or a Governor-General. ...

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Summary of the Sint Maarten Island Council election results, 2007
Parties Party leader Votes  % Seats
Democratische Partij (DP) Sarah Wescott-Williams 6,639 49.38 6
National Alliance (NA) William Marlin 5,583 41.53 5
People's Progressive Alliance (PPA) Gracita Arrindell 1,107 8.23
Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Johan van Heyningen 69 0.51
National Democratic Party (NDP) Theophilus Priest 26 0.19
St. Maarten People's Believers Independent Movement (SPBIM) Harold Jack 20 0.15
Total 13,623 71.13 11

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

Colleges and Universities

American University of the Caribbean
American University of the Caribbean
  • American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC), founded in 1978, was previously located on Montserrat. Because of the eruption of the Soufriere Hills volcano in 1995, AUC moved its campus to St. Maarten later that year. A permanent campus was completed in 1998 in Cupecoy.

Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,024 × 768 pixels, file size: 154 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,024 × 768 pixels, file size: 154 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... The American University of the Caribbean (AUC) is a medical school in Sint Maarten on the island of Saint Martin in the Netherlands Antilles. ... The American University of the Caribbean (AUC) is a medical school in Sint Maarten on the island of Saint Martin in the Netherlands Antilles. ... The Soufriere Hills volcano is a complex stratovolcano with many lava domes forming its summit on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. ... Seal of the University of St. ... Philipsburg is the name of some places in the United States of America: Philipsburg, Montana Philipsburg, Pennsylvania (three places) in Centre County in Fayette County in Washington County as well as on Sint Maarten (Dutch part of the island of Saint Martin), part of the Netherlands Antilles There are also... Johnson & Wales University (JWU, J&W) is a private, nonprofit, coeducational, career oriented university. ...

Popular Tourist Destinations

  • Border Monument in honor of the 1648 Treaty of Concordia.
  • The Philipsburg Historical foundation museum.
  • The Heineken airline Jet-Bar/Resturaunt (aka Air LekkerBeck) (at Philipsburg).
  • Fantastic jumbo jets low landings (at Maho Beach).
  • The zoo park with animals from the Caribbean area (on Madame estate Pondfill).
  • Fort Amsterdam and Fort Willems (at Philipsburg)
  • Sightseeing on Dawn Beach road.
  • Emilio Wilson Historical Park (Cul-de-sac)
  • Butterfly Farm
  • Hiking to Pic Paradise
  • The Courthouse on Frontstreet
  • The newly renovated Boardwalk spanning the beachfront on Frontstreet,Philipsburg

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). ... The Treaty of Concordia (or the Partition Treaty of 1648) was signed on March 23, 1648 between the French and the Dutch. ... Philipsburg is the name of some places in the United States of America: Philipsburg, Montana Philipsburg, Pennsylvania (three places) in Centre County in Fayette County in Washington County as well as on Sint Maarten (Dutch part of the island of Saint Martin), part of the Netherlands Antilles There are also... The Louvre Museum in Paris, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. ... Maho Beach is a beach stuated in St Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles. ... Giraffes in Sydneys Taronga Zoo A zoological garden, zoological park, or zoo is a facility in which animals are confined within enclosures and displayed to the public, and in which they may also be bred. ...

See also

St. ... 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... 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. ...

External links

Government

  • St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry — Official site
  • Lt. Governor of St. Maarten — Official site

Organizations and schools

Tourism


  Results from FactBites:
 
Saint Martin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1282 words)
In 2004 the population of Sint Maarten was estimated at 33,119 inhabitants.
Sint Maarten is officially an "island territory" part of the Netherlands Antilles, which is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands though not in the European Union.
Sint Maarten, the "Dutch side", is known for its festive nightlife, fun beaches, and plentiful casinos, while Saint-Martin, the "French side", is known more for its sexy daylife of world-famous nude beaches, jewelry and clothes shopping, exotic drinks made with native rum-based guavaberry liquors, and rich French Caribbean cuisine.
Dutch Sint Maarten (3771 words)
Maarten has an open door policy, which is why it's called "The Friendly Island." Only signs of "Welkom" or "Bienvenue" on the side of the road mark the border.
St. Maarten's dependable trade winds free the island from oppressive heat or prolonged leaden skies, and its temperate climate is consistently graced by the sun.
Sint Maarten's Dutch sister islands are Sint Eustatius and Saba.
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