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A few facts

A few facts

The island of Saint-Martin / Sint Maarten is binational and divided into two geographical zones, the north side of the island is French, the south side is Dutch.

Flags

French side

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Dutch side

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Status

French side: French Overseas Collectivity
Dutch side: An independent nation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Customs clearance can be found at

French side
- Anse Marcel
- Marigot
Dutch side
- Philipsburg
- Simpson Bay

Currency

French side
Euro (official currency).
Dutch side
Netherlands Antilles Florin (NAF) or guilder.
The US dollar is also commonly used all over.

Telephone

French side
The international dialing code is + 590.
A local phone number in Saint-Martin begins with 0590 plus the 8-digit landline number and 0690 for a cell
phone plus the 8-digit cell phone number.

Dutch side
The international dialing code is + 1 721.
A local phone number in Sint Maarten begins with 54 plus the 5-digit landline number and 55 for a cell phone plus the 5-digit cell phone number.

Tourist information
French side: www.st-martin.org
Dutch side: www.vacationstmaarten.com

Getting around

TAXIS
Taxis do not use meters but they have instead set rates.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Minibuses - No fixed schedule, in order to catch one, wait at one of the bus stops and signal the driver
by raising your hand when you see one approaching.

CAR RENTAL
Traffic flows on the right side of the road, the rules on the road according to French regulations. A French or international driver’s license is required to drive anywhere on the island.

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