Sint Maarten

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When the Netherlands fell to the Nazis in 1940, the French took 'protective control' of the Dutch side of the island, but within two weeks France itself was under German control. An allied occupation of the island followed and in 1943 the USA built a military airfield, now Juliana airport.

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Overview: St Maarten


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Profile: St Maarten

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Key Facts

Key Facts:

Key Facts
Official name: Sint Maarten (St Maarten)
Head of State: King William-Alexander of The Netherlands, represented by Governor Eugene Holiday (from 7 Sep 2010)
Head of government: Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs (UPP) (from 19 Dec 2014)
Ruling party: Coalition government led by United People's Party (UPP) (from Oct 2014)
Area: 34 square kilometres
Population: 37,249 (2010; census figure)
Capital: Philipsburg
Official language: Dutch and English (official)
Currency: US Dollar (US$) = 100 cents
GDP real growth: -0.10% (2011)*
GDP: US$851.00 million (2011)*
Unemployment: 12.00% (2011)*
Inflation: 3.70% (2011)*
Balance of trade: -US$637.30 million (2012)*
* estimated figure


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