Flag of Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateNo (Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Country CodesSX, SXM, 534
Official NameSint Maarten
ContinentNorth America (Caribbean)
Government TypeParliamentary Democracy within a Constitutional Monarchy
CurrencyNetherlands Antillean Guilder (ANG)
Calling Code+1-721
Member OfPart of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; indirectly part of the United Nations and other international organizations that the Netherlands is a member of
PopulationApproximately 41,000
Total Area34 km²
Highest PointPic Paradis on French Saint Martin (424 meters, 1,391 feet)
Lowest PointCaribbean Sea (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaData not widely available
Life ExpectancyData integrated with the Netherlands
Internet TLD.sx

Sint Maarten National Anthem

Sint Maarten does not have its own national anthem and uses the national anthem of the Netherlands:

Het Wilhelmus (The William)

William of Nassau
am I, of Duytschen blood.
Loyal to the fatherland
I will remain until I die.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Sint Maarten Flag

The flag of Sint Maarten was officially adopted on June 13, 1985. The design is distinctive and rich in symbolism.

The flag features two horizontal bands of red (top) and blue with a white triangle on the hoist side. In the center of the white triangle is the coat of arms of Sint Maarten, which contains a shield with the monument of the Courthouse in Philipsburg, a border monument, and the outline of a sage (a local flower). Above the shield is a pelican, which is a common bird in the Caribbean and symbolizes self-sacrifice and care for the community.

The colors on the flag are symbolic as well. The red symbolizes vigor and the blood shed by the ancestors, blue represents the sea and sky, and white stands for the peace and tranquility of the people. The flag’s design reflects Sint Maarten’s cultural identity, its colonial history, and the natural beauty of the island.

The flag of Sint Maarten is a source of pride for its inhabitants, representing their spirit, cultural heritage, and aspirations as a constituent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is flown on government buildings, used in public ceremonies, and represents Sint Maarten in regional events and forums. The flag embodies the island’s unique identity, its relationship with the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and its place in the Caribbean region.