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Tintamarre Island, Saint MartinTintamarre Island, Saint Martin
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Saint Martin is an overseas collectivity of France in the Caribbean. It is located on the northern part of the eponymous Saint Martin Island, which it shares with Sint Maarten. It covers 53.2 sq km (20.5 sq mi), which is roughly two thirds of the island, and has a population of 37,000 people (2012 estimate). Its capital and largest city is Marigot.

Saint Martin was formerly part of Guadaloupe and was therefore part of the European Union. In 2003, its population voted for secession from Guadaloupe. The formal separation took effect of 15 February 2007.

Tourism is one of the main components of Saint Martin's economy. French is the most commonly spoken language and unlike Sint Maarten, English is less used here. Saint Martin also has fewer high rise condominiums compared to Sint Maarten, but makes up for it with a good deal of natural beauty.

Border marker between Saint Martin and Sint MaartenBorder marker between Saint Martin and Sint Maarten
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Marigot, Saint MartinMarigot, Saint Martin
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The Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) is the main airport serving both Sint Maarten and Saint Martin. Located on the Dutch side, it was named after Queen Juliana in 1944 when she was still crown princess. It receives flights from Amsterdam, Antigua, Aruba, Atlanta, Barbados, Bonaire, Boston, Charlotte, Curaçao, Dominica, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, New York-JFK, Newark, Panama City, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Philadelphia, Port-au-Prince, Saba, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Croix, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, San Juan, Santo Domingo-Las Américas, Sint Eustatius, Toronto, Tortola, Washington-Dulles.

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