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Saint Martin Geography 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Saint Martin Geography 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Location:
Caribbean, located in the Leeward Islands (northern) group; French part of the island of Saint Martin in the Caribbean Sea; Saint Martin lies east of the US Virgin Islands

Geographic coordinates:
18 05 N, 63 57 W

Map references:
Central America and the Caribbean

Area:
total: 54.4 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 54.4 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: negligible
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 232

Area - comparative:
more than one-third the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
total: 16 km
[see also: Land boundaries - total country ranks ]
border countries (1): Sint Maarten 16 km

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

Climate:
temperature averages 27-29 degrees Celsius all year long; low humidity, gentle trade winds, brief, intense rain showers; hurricane season stretches from July to November

Elevation:
mean elevation: NA
[see also: Elevation - mean elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Ocean 0 m highest point: Pic du Paradis 424 m

Natural resources:
salt

Population - distribution:
most of the population is found along the coast, with a largest concentrations around the capital Marigot, Orleans, and Grand-Case

Natural hazards:
subject to hurricanes from July to November

Environment - current issues:
freshwater supply is dependent on desalination of sea water

Geography - note:
the southern border is shared with Sint Maarten, a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands; together, these two entities make up the smallest landmass in the world shared by two self-governing states

NOTE: 1) The information regarding Saint Martin on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Saint Martin Geography 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Martin Geography 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) The assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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