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Saint Mar·tinor Saint Maar·ten (mär′tn)
An island of the West Indies in the western Leeward Islands. The island has been divided into separate territories under French and Dutch administration since 1648.
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(Placename) an island in the E Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands: administratively divided since 1648, the north belonging to France (as a dependency of Guadeloupe until 2007, then as a separate French Overseas Collectivity) and the south belonging to the Netherlands (as part of the Netherlands Antilles until 2010, then as a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands); salt industry. Capital (French part): Marigot; (Dutch part): Philipsburg. Pop: (French) 36 824 (2009); (Dutch) 37 429 (2010 est). Areas: (French) 52 sq km (20 sq miles); (Dutch) 33 sq km (13 sq miles). Dutch name: Sint Maarten
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|Noun||1.||Saint Martin - an island in the western Leeward Islands; administered jointly by France and the Netherlands|
Leeward Islands - a group of islands in the eastern West Indies
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