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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Saint Martin


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Although sighted by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1493 and claimed for Spain, it was the Dutch who occupied the island in 1631 and set about exploiting its salt deposits. The Spanish retook the island in 1633, but continued to be harassed by the Dutch. The Spanish finally relinquished St. Martin to the French and Dutch, who divided it amongst themselves in 1648. The cultivation of sugar cane introduced slavery to the island in the late 18th century; the practice was not abolished until 1848. The island became a free port in 1939; the tourism industry was dramatically expanded during the 1970s and 1980s. In 2003, the populace of St. Martin voted to secede from Guadeloupe and in 2007, the northern portion of the island became a French overseas collectivity. (from the CIA)
 
 

 

Economic Overview

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.

Environmental Issues

Fresh water supply is dependent on desalinization of sea water

Population

29,376 (july 2008 est.)

Location

Island 300 km southeast of puerto rico

Area

Total: 54.4 sq km land: 54.4 sq km water: negl

More than one-third the size of washington, dc

Country Aliases

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

Capital

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

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

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