Comparing United States to Saint Martin

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United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Saint Martin  SAINT MARTIN ($19,300.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Saint Martin, that number is $19,300.00 per capita.
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United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Saint Martin  SAINT MARTIN (59km of coastline)

United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Saint Martin has a total of 59 km.
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At a Glance: Saint Martin

  • Land Area: ~54 sq km (United States is ~180,637 times bigger than Saint Martin)
  • Population: ~32 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

How big is Saint Martin compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Saint Martin (54 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).

A brief history of Saint Martin

Saint Martin is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 54 sq km. 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 Saint Martin to the French and Dutch, who divided it between themselves in 1648. Friction between the two sides caused the border to frequently fluctuate over the next two centuries, with the French eventually holding the greater portion of the island (about 57%). The cultivation of sugar cane introduced African 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 Saint Martin voted to secede from Guadeloupe and in 2007, the northern portion of the island became a French overseas collectivity. In 2010, the southern Dutch portion of the island became the independent nation of Sint Maarten within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).