The capital of Saint Martin is Marigot. Marigot is largest city in the northern part of the island of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten. It is found on the west coast and spreads out from the coastal region to the western side, along Marigot Bay. It was made the capital of Saint Martin in the 18th century during the rule of King Louis XVI.
As of 2015, the population of the French territory of Saint Martin as a whole stood at around 35,000 inhabitants, and out of these, 5,700 people are settled in the capital. Grand Case is the second largest city after Marigot with an estimated 1,000 people.
Marigot is popular among tourists, partly due to tax-free shopping. It is estimated that around one million tourists visit the area every year. One of the main tourist attractions in the city is Fort Saint Louis. It is considered to be the most important building in the city. Fort Saint Louis was built by King Louis XVI. Another attraction is the Musee Des Coquillages which is among the biggest shell museums in the world. It contains more than 5000 shells of extinct creatures and the general marine life. Musee de Saint-Martin is also a museum that is popular among tourists. Other sites include Loterie farm which is a sanctuary for nature lovers due to its hiking trails.
The climate experienced in Marigot is a tropical savanna. This means that the weather is warm or hot and humid all year round. The hottest month in Marigot is August with an average temperature of 29 degrees Celsius. The coldest month is February with an average temperature of around 26 degrees Celsius.
This page was last modified on May 1st, 2018
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