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Sint Maarten: Geography#

LocationCaribbean, located in the Leeward Islands (northern) group; Dutch part of the island of Saint Martin in the Caribbean Sea; Sint Maarten lies east of the US Virgin Islands
Geographic Coordinates18 4 N, 63 4 W 18.066668,-63.066666
Land boundariestotal: 16 km
border countries: Saint Martin (France) 16 km
Coastline364 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
highest point: Mount Flagstaff 386 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainlow, hilly terrain, volcanic origin
Natural Hazardssubject to hurricanes from July to November
Natural Resourcefish, salt
Land Usearable land: 10%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 90% (2011)
Climatetropical marine climate, ameliorated by northeast trade winds, results in moderate temperatures; average rainfall of 1500 mm/year; hurricane season stretches from July to November
Irrigated LandNA
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment - international agreementsNA
Large Cities
Geography-notethe northern border is shared with the French overseas collectivity of Saint Martin; together, these two entities make up the smallest landmass in the world shared by two self-governing states