Saint Martin

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Country overview: 

ISO codeMF
LanguageFrench (fr)
Time zone-4


In a referendum held on 2003-12-07, Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy voted overwhelmingly to become overseas collectivities under Article 74 of the French Constitution. The change took effect on 2007-07-15. Formerly, they had both been communes of Guadeloupe.

Other names of country: 

  1. English: Saint Martin (French part) (formal)
  2. French: Saint-Martin m; Saint-Martin (partie f française) (formal)

Origin of name: 

Discovered by Columbus on 1493-11-11, feast day of Saint Martin de Tours

Primary subdivisions: 

Saint Martin has no known administrative divisions.

Saint MartinMF.SM971 329,0785320Marigot
  • Country: This division is the whole of the
    country, treated as a division for compatibility.
  • HASC: Hierarchical administrative subdivision code.
  • INSEE: Territory codes from French national statistics agency.
  • Population: 1999-03-08 census

Territorial extent: 

Saint Martin collectivity consists of the northern part of Saint Martin Island, all of Tintamarre Island, and other islets. Saint Martin Island is partitioned between Saint Martin and the Netherlands Antilles. (Dutch-speaking inhabitants call it Sint Maarten.)

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