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Sint Maarten

General Facts

Area: 37 km2 (14 sq miles)

Capital City: Philipsburg

Population: 33,609 (2011 census)

Official Languages: Dutch

Boarding Countries: Saint Martin

Coastline: 158 km (98.2 miles)

Currency: Netherlands Antillean Guilder (ANG), but the US Dollar is widely accepted

Government: Constitutional Monarchy  


The climate in Sint Maarten is tropical, hot and sunny all year round: the daily average temperature goes from 25 degrees Celsius (77 °F) in the period from January to March, to 28 °C (82 °F) from June to October. The night temperature rarely drops below 20 °C (68 °F), while sometimes it can touch 35/37 °C (95/99 °F) during the day, from June to November. In the hottest period there's a muggy heat, though the breeze relieves it a little.

Five Largest Cities/Towns: 

1. Cul de Sac (8,467)

2. Lower Prince's Quarter (8,000)

3. Koolbaai (6,000)

4. Philipsburg (1,400)

5. Simson Bay Village (700)

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