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Saint Martin Geography Profile 2017

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LocationCaribbean, 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 coordinates18 05 N, 63 57 W
Map referencesCentral America and the Caribbean
Areatotal: 54.4 sq km
land: 54.4 sq km
water: NEGL
Area - comparativemore than one-third the size of Washington, DC
Land boundariestotal: 16 km
border countries (1): Sint Maarten 16 km
Coastline58.9 km (for entire island)
Climatetemperature 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 extremesmean elevation: NA
elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Ocean 0 m
highest point: Pic du Paradis 424 m
Natural resourcessalt
Population distributionmost of the population is found along the coast, with a largest concentrations around Marigot, Orleans, and Grand-Case
Natural hazardssubject to hurricanes from July to November
Environment - current issuesfreshwater supply is dependent on desalination of sea water
Geography - notethe island of Saint Martin is the smallest landmass in the world shared by two independent states, the French territory of Saint Martin and the Dutch territory of Sint Maarten

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on July 9, 2017

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