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Saint Martin - Geography (Facts)
Location: island 300 km southeast of Puerto Rico
Geographic coordinates: 18 05 N, 63 57 W
Map references: Central America and the Caribbean
Area: total: 54.4 sq km
land: 54.4 sq km
water: NEGL
Area - comparative: more than one-third the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries: total: 15 km
border countries: Netherlands Antilles (Sint Maarten) 15 km
Coastline: 58.9 km (for entire island)
Climate: temperature averages 80-85 degrees all year long; low humidity, gentle trade winds, brief, intense rain showers; July-Novemeber is the hurricane season
Elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Ocean 0 m
highest point: Pic du Paradis 424 m
Natural resources: salt
Environment - current issues: fresh water supply is dependent on desalinization of sea water
Geography - note: the 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


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