Area: 21 sq km
Population: 9 793 inhab. (estimate 2016)
Density: 466.33 inhab./sq km
Coordinates: lat. 17° N; long. 62° W
Capital: Gustavia (chief town) 2 754 inhab. (2014);
Currency: euro (100 cents)
DST not applied
Annual average temperature (°C) Gustavia 26.6
Average temperature in January/July (°C) Gustavia 25/27.5
Daily sunshine hours in June/December (average) Gustavia 9/8
Annual average precipitation (mm) Gustavia 920
Days of rainfall (annual average) Gustavia 139
Politics and current affairs
The island has been a territorial collectivity of Metropolitan France since 2007, following the referendum of 2003 when the inhabitants chose to separate from Guadeloupe. It is administered by a Territorial Council (19 members) elected directly for a six-year term and is represented in Paris by one senator.
An island of the Lesser Antilles, lying 24 km south of Saint-Martin and 230 km north of Guadeloupe.
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