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The beautiful Airport beach of St. Maarten
The beautiful Airport beach of St. Maarten

Maho Beach

The beautiful Airport beach of St. Maarten
Photo by Ramon Kagie





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Capital: Philipsburg

Location: Caribbean, located in the Leeward Islands (northern) group; Dutch part of the island of Saint Martin in the Caribbean Sea; Sint Maarten lies east of the US Virgin Islands

Government: Country of Sint Maarten

Currency: Netherlands Antillean guilders (ANG)

Area: 34 sq km

Population: 44,564 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: English (official) 67.5%, Spanish 12.9%, Creole 8.2%, Dutch (official) 4.2%, Papiamento (a Spanish-Portuguese-Dutch-English dialect) 2.2%, French 1.5%, other 3.5% (2001 est.)

Religion: Protestant 41.9% (Pentecostal 14.7%, Methodist 10.0%, Seventh Day Adventist 6.6%, Baptist 4.7%, Anglican 3.1%, other Protestant 2.8%), Roman Catholic 33.1%, Hindu 5.2%, Christian 4.1%, Jehovah's Witness 1.7%, Evangelical 1.4%, Muslim/Jewish 1.1%, other 1.3% (includes Buddhist, Sikh, Rastafarian), none 7.9%, no response 2.4% (2011 est.)

TimeZone: UTC-4

Tel Code: +1721

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