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by Mark Sensen
Note: Only the French Flag is Official in Guadeloupe.
Saint-Martin is located North of Saint-Barthélémy and south
of Anguilla. Its southern part (Sint
Maarten) belongs to the Netherlands
Antilles, whereas itsnorthern part (52 sq. km, 28518
inhabitants) belongs to Guadeloupe. It constitutes, along with
Saint-Barthélémy the arrondissement of
Saint-Martin-Saint-Barthélémy, whose capital, Marigot, is
located in Saint-Martin.
Ivan Sache, 2 April 1999 and Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 20 March 2002
The French part of Saint-Martin (52 sq. km, 28,518
inhabitants) is currently a part of the arrondissement of
Saint-Martin-Saint-Barthélémy, one of the three arrondissements
which constitute the department of Guadeloupe. The capital city
of the arrondissement is Marigot, located on Saint-Martin.
I don't know if the word "dépendances" used in the past to designate the remote island administratively incorporated into Guadeloupe (Marie-Galante, La Désirade, St. B. and St. M. is still in use). Logically, "dépendances" should have been dropped since islands near the European coasts of France are not called "dépendances" of the departments to which they belong and all departments are supposed to have the same status.
Ivan Sache, 27 Febuary 2002
by Christian Berghänel & António Martins
Source: A Vilag Nemzetei by Balough Laszlo (1994)
Christian Berghänel, 30 August 1998
In issue 21 of Balough is a light blue flag with a shield. I
have not found in the Balough Bulletins another flag attribued to
Saint-Martin. The issues of Balough are from 1995 (number 1) to
1997 (number 23), and the Saint Martin flag is reported in the
issue 21. If the book is from 1994 I assume that the info was
wrong or that Saint-Martin changed its flag after 1994.
Jaume Olle' , 30 August 1998
This island is split between the Netherlands Antilles and
Guadeloupe, which is a French DOM. Sint Maarten has a flag
similar to the Philippine wartime flag, but with a coat of arms
instead of the sun and stars. Saint-Martin maybe has a flag - the
"cocktail glass" design.
Perhaps the Saint-Martin flag alludes to the Sint Maarten flag?
- both flags are blue, red, red and yellow
- both flags have a Y design
- the yellow semi-circle in the Saint-Martin flag could reply to the sun (rising or setting) in the Sint Maarten flag.
Ole Andersen, 21 September 2000
This flag is 2:3.
Marko de Haak, 7 April 2003