The capital city of the island of Sint Maarten is Philipsburg. The city was founded in 1763 by a Scottish captain, and it is located in between two bays: the great bay and the great salt pond.

The island of Sint Maarten has a population of 33,609 people with 1,327 residents living within the city. Over the years, the population of the city has increased.

The capital of Philipsburg has excellent tourist sites ranging from beautiful beaches, sightseeing, historic courthouses, tours and more. Nightlife in Philipsburg is active with bars, casinos, and nightclubs which offer great music and drinks to dance the night away.

Philipsburg experiences a hot, windy, and partly cloudy climate. The warmest month is July while the coolest is December. October, November, and September are the rainy months in Philipsburg with September being the wettest month. The island also experiences hurricanes with the recent hurricane Irma causing considerable damages to the airport. Average wind speeds in Philipsburg are 12.3 miles per hour. The best months to visit the capital are from late December to late March.

This page was last modified on May 1st, 2018