The economy of saint martin centers around tourism with 85% of the labor force engaged in this sector. over one million visitors come to the island each year with most arriving through the princess juliana international airport in sint maarten. no significant agriculture and limited local fishing means that almost all food must be imported. energy resources and manufactured goods are also imported, primarily from mexico and the united states. saint martin is reported to have the highest per capita income in the caribbean.
Fresh water supply is dependent on desalinization of sea water
29,376 (july 2008 est.)
Island 300 km southeast of puerto rico
Total: 54.4 sq km land: 54.4 sq km water: negl
More than one-third the size of washington, dc
Conventional long form: overseas collectivity of saint martin conventional short form: saint martin local long form: collectivity d'outre mer de saint-martin local short form: saint-martin
Name: marigot geographical coordinates: 18 04 n, 63 05 w time difference: utc-4 (1 hour behind washington, dc, during standard time) daylight savings: +1 hour