Flag of Saint Martin

Saint Martin Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateNo (Overseas Collectivity of France)
Country CodesMF, MAF
Official NameSaint Martin (French part)
ContinentNorth America
Government TypeOverseas Collectivity of France
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Calling Code+590
Member OfNot a member itself, but as part of France, it is indirectly associated with the European Union, United Nations, etc.
PopulationApproximately 36,457 (2020 estimate)
Total Area53 sq km
Highest PointPic Paradis (424 meters or 1391 feet)
Lowest PointCaribbean Sea (Sea Level)
GDP Per CapitaNot independently calculated, generally considered part of France’s economy
Life ExpectancySimilar to France, around 82 years
Internet TLD.mf (not widely used)

French National Anthem (for Saint Martin)

La Marseillaise

Arise, children of the Fatherland,
The day of glory has arrived!
Against us, tyranny’s
Bloody banner is raised, (repeat)
Do you hear, in the countryside,
The roar of those ferocious soldiers?
They’re coming right into your arms
To cut the throats of your sons, your women!
To arms, citizens,
Form your battalions,
Let’s march, let’s march!
Let an impure blood
Water our furrows! (repeat)

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Saint Martin Flag

The flag of Saint Martin, representing the French part of the island, is not an official flag but is commonly used locally. It consists of the coat of arms of Saint Martin on a white field. The coat of arms shows a shield with a ship, a fleur-de-lis, and a sun, representing the island’s French colonial history, its sunny climate, and its maritime culture.

The flag’s design reflects Saint Martin’s unique cultural identity as a French overseas collectivity. The French Tricolor is the official flag due to the island’s status as part of France. However, the local flag is seen as a symbol of regional pride and distinctiveness. The use of the coat of arms in the flag highlights the island’s historical ties to France and its continued connection to the French nation.

Historically, the flag and the coat of arms have been a point of local pride and are often displayed to represent the island’s distinct cultural heritage. They are widely recognized in local government buildings, events, and public spaces. The flag’s adoption and use by the community showcase the blend of French influence with the island’s unique Caribbean character.