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Saint Martin (West Indies)

LC control 85116595
Geographic headingSaint Martin (West Indies)
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Geographic subdivision usageSaint Martin (West Indies)
Variant(s)Île Saint-Martin (West Indies)
Saint Martin
Sint Maarten (West Indies)
Sint Martijn (West Indies)
Sint Martin (West Indies)
St. Martin (West Indies)
See alsoLeeward Islands (West Indies)
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Scope noteHere are entered works on the island in the Lesser Antilles comprising the Dutch constituent country of Sint Maarten and the French collectivity of Saint Martin.
Found inBritannica micro. (Saint Martin, Dutch Sint Maarten, French Saint-Martin, island at the northern end of the windward group of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean; French northern part, Dutch southern part)
Merriam Web. geog. (Saint Martin or Du. Sint Maarten, island in Leeward Is. group E. of British Virgin Is. E West Indies. Divided 1648 between French and Dutch)
Wikipedia, Aug. 12, 2015: Saint Martin (Saint Martin (French: Saint-Martin; Dutch: Sint Maarten) is an island in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 300 km (190 mi) east of Puerto Rico. The 87-square-kilometre (34 sq mi) island is divided roughly 61/39 between France (53 km², 20 sq mi) and the Kingdom of the Netherlands (34 km², 13 sq mi); the two parts are roughly equal in population. It is the smallest inhabited sea island divided between two nations. The division dates to 1648. The southern Dutch part comprises Sint Maarten and is one of four constituent countries that form the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The northern French part comprises the Collectivité de Saint-Martin (Collectivity of St. Martin) and is an overseas collectivity of France. 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.) Collectivity of Saint Martin (encompasses the northern 60% of Saint Martin island and neighbouring islets, the largest of which is Île Tintamarre) Sint Maarten (encompasses the southern 40% of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, while the northern 60% of the island constitutes the French overseas collectivity of Saint-Martin)
GEOnet names server, Aug. 12, 2015 (Saint Martin (conventional); Île Saint-Martin (approved); Sint Maarten (approved); variants: Sint Martijn; Sint Martin; island, Sint Maarten and Saint Martin; 18°04ʹ00ʺN, 063°04ʹ00ʺW (18.066667, -63.066667))
List of the Leeward Islands, via Wikipedia, Aug. 12, 2015 (Saint Martin/Sint Maarten (Fr./Neth.))