About St Maarten

St Maarten is an island in the Caribbean Sea. It is one of the four countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Flag of St Maarten

Population: 37,000

Capital: Philipsburg (pop. 1,300)

Area: 34 km2

Official languages: Dutch and English

Currency: Antillean guilder

National holiday: 11 November

National anthem: O Sweet Saint Martin’s Land

The country of St Maarten is situated on the southern part of the island of Saint Martin. The northern part is an overseas territory of France.

Visiting St Maarten

Are you planning to visit St Maarten? Prepare your trip well. St Maarten is a popular tourist destination. Go to vacationsintmaarten.com for detailed tourist information.

For a stay in St Maarten, you may need a Caribbean visa.

Living in St Maarten

Do you have plans to live in St Maarten? There are several matters that need to be arranged first. You can read more about it on the Travel and residence - Caribbean parts of the Kingdom page.

Doing business in St Maarten

Do you have plans to do business in St Maarten? Make sure you’re well prepared. Learn about the local market, exporting to St Maarten and finding a reliable business partner. Go to Doing business for more information.


St Maarten is one of four countries in in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander is the head of state of St Maarten. The governor represents the monarch in St Maarten.

The website of the government of St Maarten provides information about policy areas in which it has autonomous responsibility, such as education and healthcare.