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State

Capital

St Martin/Sint Maartin

Currency unit

euro/NA guilder/US$

Connections

Caribbean

France

Francophonie

Martinique

Netherlands Antilles

 Politics

 Economics

 Green

 Rights

 Climate

History

The island has been fought over by Spain, France the British and the Netherlands. It ended up as a compromise between the French and the Dutch who agreed to split it - which seems rather foolish, given its small size.

Languages

French
Dutch
Creole

 History

 Economics

 Green

 Rights

 Climate

Politics

The island has two administrations, one part of the French Caribbean, linked to Martinique and Guadeloupe; the other is a part of the Dutch Antilles federation.

 History

 Politics

 Green

 Rights

 Climate

Economics

The French side has the euro as its official currency. The Dutch side officially uses the Netherlands Antilles Guilder. But the US dollar circulates freely.

Tourism is the main business.

 History

 Politics

 Economics

 Rights

 Climate

Green/Ecology

 History

 Politics

 Economics

 Green

 Climate

Human Rights

Climate effects

Last revised 21/07/08


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