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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

SINT MAARTEN

Carribean

SINT MAARTEN

Carribean

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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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