Saint Martin (France)

Official nameSaint Martin
Name in local languageSaint-Martin (fr)
Population (ranking: 230e)35,746 inhabitants (2016)
Population growth0.17 % / year
Area53 km²
Density674.45 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 216e)0.639 billions $USD (2010)
GDP/capita (ranking)17,258 $USD (2010)
GDP growth2.30 % / year (2010)
Life expectancy (ranking)76.30 years (2015)
Birth rate21.00 ‰ (2014)
Fertility rate1.81 children / woman (2015)
Death rate (ranking)3.50 ‰ (2014)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)8.30 ‰ (2014)
Literacy rate100.00 % (2019)
Official languagesFrench
CurrencyEuro (€ EUR)
HDI (ranking: 152e)0.702 / 1 (2005)
EPI (ranking)0.00 (2018)
GovernmentOverseas collectivity of France
Head of StatePresident Emmanuel Macron
National Day14 July (French Revolution of 1789)
DemonymFrench, Saint-Martinoise, Saint-Martinois
Tourists (ranking)528,000 people (2016)
Saint-Martin – petite

Saint Martin is a French territory located in the Caribbean, in the northern part of the island of St. Martin, in the West Indies. The southern part of the island, also known as Sint Maarten, is part of the former Netherlands Antilles. The island is located south of Anguilla and north of the French island of Saint Barthélemy.
It has been a French overseas collectivity since 2007. It was previously part of the overseas department of Guadeloupe. The main activity is tourism, especially luxury tourism.

Port de Marigot, Saint-Martin
Port of Marigot, Saint Martin
Marigot, Saint-Martin
Marigot, Saint Martin. Photo: Richie Diesterheft
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Urban areas (2016)
Urban areasPopulation
Marigot35,746 inhabitants
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