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  1. Saint Martin, St. Martin, Saint Maarten, St. Maarten(noun)

    an island in the western Leeward Islands; administered jointly by France and the Netherlands


  1. Saint Martin (Island)

    Saint Martin is an island in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 300 km east of Puerto Rico. The 87 square kilometres island is divided roughly 61/39 between France and the Kingdom of the Netherlands; the two parts are roughly equal in population. It is the smallest sea island divided between two nations with inhabitants. 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 and is an overseas collectivity of France. On January 1, 2009 the population of the entire island was 77,741 inhabitants, with 40,917 living on the Dutch side, and 36,824 on the French side. Collectively, the two territories are known as "St-Martin / St Maarten". Sometimes SXM, the IATA identifier for Princess Juliana International Airport, is used to refer to the island.


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