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Sint Maarten Geography 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Sint Maarten 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; 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
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land: 34 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
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note: Dutch part of the island of Saint Martin
country comparison to the world: 237

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

Land boundaries:
total: 16 km
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border countries (1): Saint Martin (France) 16 km

Coastline:
58.9 km (for entire island)
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
[see also: Maritime claims - territorial sea country ranks ]
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
[see also: Maritime claims - exclusive economic zone country ranks ]

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
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elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m highest point: Mount Flagstaff 383 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:
scarcity of potable water (increasing percentage provided by desalination); inadequate solid waste management; pollution from construction, chemical runoff, and sewage harms reefs

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: 1) The information regarding Sint Maarten 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 Sint Maarten Geography 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Sint Maarten 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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