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Sint Maarten Geography 2017
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SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Sint Maarten Geography 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

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

Geographic coordinates:
18 4 N, 63 4 W

Map references:
Central America and the Caribbean

Area:
total: 34 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 34 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
note: Dutch part of the island of Saint Martin
country comparison to the world: 236

Area - comparative:
one-fifth the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
total: 16 km
border countries (1): Saint Martin (France) 16 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
58.9 km (for entire island)
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 12 nm

Climate:
tropical marine climate, ameliorated by northeast trade winds, results in moderate temperatures; average rainfall of 150 cm/year; hurricane season stretches from July to November

Terrain:
low, hilly terrain, volcanic origin

Elevation:
mean elevation: NA
[see also: Mean Elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m highest point: Mount Flagstaff 386 m

Natural resources:
fish, salt

Population - distribution:
most populous areas are Lower Prince's Quarter (north of Philipsburg), followed closely by Cul de Sac

Natural hazards:
subject to hurricanes from July to November

Environment - current issues:
NA

Geography - note:
the northern border is shared with the French overseas collectivity of Saint Martin; together, these two entities make up the smallest landmass in the world shared by two self-governing states

NOTE: The information regarding Sint Maarten on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Sint Maarten Geography 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Sint Maarten Geography 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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