Saint Martin, Caribbean: World’s Scariest Airport Landing?

Saint Martin (FrenchSaint-MartinDutchSint Maarten) is an island in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 300 km (190 mi) east ofPuerto Rico. The 87 km2 island is divided roughly 60/40 between France (53 km2)[1] and the Kingdom of the Netherlands (34 km2);[2]however, the Dutch side has the larger population. It is one of the smallest sea islands divided between two nations, a division dating to 1648. The southern Dutch part comprises Sint Maarten and is one of four constituent countries that form the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The northern French part comprises the Collectivité de Saint-Martin (Collectivity of St. Martin) and is an overseas collectivity of France.
On January 1, 2007 the population of the entire island was 74,852 inhabitants, with 38,927 living on the Dutch side,[3] and 35,925 on the French side.[4]


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