A. THE TERRITORY
Collectivity of St. Martin shares an island with St. Maarten (part of
the Netherlands) as well as several neighbouring islets, and is part of
the Leeward Islands. St. Martin is an overseas collectivity of France
and is reported to have the highest per capita income in the Caribbean.
Free movement between the Dutch and French sides of the island
strengthens the economy. Tourism, mostly of the high-end variety from
USA and France, accounts for 35% of employment. Almost all food, energy
and manufactured goods must be imported.
B. THE PEOPLE
The population is ~39,000 and official language French. The majority of
the people are French Caucasians, with smaller numbers of Dutch, French
West Indies Creole, East Indian, Guadeloupans, Haitians and others.
C. RELIGIONS AND CHRISTIANITY
~83.85% claim to be Christian, ~15.3% Non-religious, ~0.85% Other.
In the Christian category:
~76.47% are Catholic, ~3.37% Protestant, ~3.16% Unaffiliated, ~0.46%
Evangelicals represent ~2.5% of the population.
Charismatics represent ~0.7% of the population.
Operation World, Jason Mandryk. Colorado Springs: Biblica Publishing, 2010.