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Flag of Sint Maarten
Flag
Official seal of Sint Maarten
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Anthem: "O Sweet Saint Martin's Land"
Location of Sint Maarten
Location of Sint Maarten (circled in red)
Sint Maarten is located on the southern half ofthe island of Saint Martin.
Sint Maarten is located on the southern half of
the island of Saint Martin.
Sovereign state Kingdom of the Netherlands
Before separationNetherlands Antilles
Country status10 October 2010
CapitalPhilipsburg
18°02′N 63°03′W / 18.033°N 63.050°W / 18.033; -63.050
Official languages
Demonym(s)St. Maartener
GovernmentParliamentary representative democracy within a constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Willem-Alexander
• Governor
Eugene Holiday
Silveria Jacobs
LegislatureEstates of Sint Maarten
Area
• Total
34[2] km2 (13 sq mi)
Highest elevation
383 m (1,257 ft)
Population
• 1 January 2019 estimate
41,486[2] (216th)
• Density
1,221/km2 (3,162.4/sq mi) (10th)
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
• Total
$365.8 million[3]
• Per capita
$66,800[4]
CurrencyNetherlands Antillean guilder (ANG)
Time zoneUTC-4:00 (AST)
Mains electricity120 V–60 Hz
Driving sideright
Calling code+1-721
ISO 3166 code
Internet TLD.sx

Sint Maarten (or Saint Martin) is a country that is part of the Netherlands. It is on the southern half of the island of St. Martin in the Caribbean.[5]

The Island area of St. Martin (Dutch: Eilandgebied Sint Maarten) was part of the Netherlands Antilles, until the Antilles was dissolved in October 2010, when Sint Maarten became a "country" ("land") within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.[6] The Government of the Netherlands is responsible for defence, foreign affairs and nationality law. Although part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the territory of Sint Maarten is not part of the European Union; however, its people are citizens of the European Union.[7]

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