Saint Martin - Sint Maarten: Almanac
|Official Names: St. Martin, Sint Maarten.
Capitals: Marigot (St. Martin), Philipsburg (St. Maarten).
Population: St. Martin, 35,518; St. Maarten, 37,459.
Total Area: St. Martin/St. Maarten, 37 sq mi/96 sq km
Languages: Official: French (St. Martin), Dutch (St. Maarten); in St. Maarten English is almost universally spoken, and many people in French St. Martin can speak some English.
Government: St. Martin is a subprefecture of Guadeloupe, which is an Overseas Region of France. St. Maarten is an autonomous region of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant.
Currency: St. Martin: Euros (€). 100 cents = 1 Euro. St. Maarten: Netherlands Antilles florin or guilder (NAG). 100 cents = 1 NAG. Credit cards and travelers checks accepted in urban and tourist areas.
Time Zone: Atlantic; 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.
Telecommunications: Good. Country code for Dutch side is 599. Island code is 5. Country code for the French side is 590. No city or island code needed.
Electricity: St. Martin, 220 V; St. Maarten, 110 V.