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Collectivity of Saint-Barthélemy
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Unofficial flag Coat of arms
Anthem: La Marseillaise
Location of  Saint Barthélemy{{#invoke:String
Location of  Saint Barthélemy{{#invoke:String|rep| |2}}(circled in red)

in the Caribbean{{#invoke:String|rep| |2}}(light yellow)

Status Overseas collectivity
Capital
and largest city
Gustavia
Official languages French
Local languages {{safesubst:#invoke:list|unbulleted}}
Ethnic groups (<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

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Demonym Barthélemois(es)
Sovereign state France
Government Dependent territory
 -  President of France François Hollande
 -  Prefect Philippe Chopin
 -  President of the Territorial Council Bruno Magras
 -  Deputy Daniel Gibbs
 -  Senator Michel Magras
Overseas collectivity
 -  French colony 1648 
 -  Exchanged with Sweden 1 July 1784 
 -  Sold back to France 16 March 1878 
 -  Overseas collectivity 22 February 2007 
Area
 -  Total 25<ref name=area>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

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}}</ref> km2 (not ranked)
9.5 sq mi
 -  Water (%) negligible
Population
 -  Jan. 2014 estimate 35,906<ref name=population>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

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 -  Density 361/km2 (26th)
936/sq mi
Currency Euro () (EUR)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
Calling code +590c
ISO 3166 code BL
Internet TLD {{safesubst:#invoke:list|unbulleted}}
a. French East Asians.
b. Assigned, but not in use.
c. Shared with Guadeloupe and Saint Martin.
The flag of France is the official flag of Saint Barthelemy. The local flag, consisting of the coat of arms on a white field, is shown above.

Saint-Barthélemy (French: Saint-Barthélemy{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃baʁtelemi]), officially the Territorial collectivity of Saint-Barthélemy (French: Collectivité territoriale de Saint-Barthélemy{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}), is an overseas collectivity of France.<ref name=Government>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Often abbreviated to Saint-Barth in French, or St. Barts or St. Barths in English, the indigenous people called the island Ouanalao.<ref>R. P. Raymond BRETON. Dictionnaire caraïbe-françois, Auxerre, Chez Gilles Bouquet, 1665.</ref> St. Barthélemy lies about {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} southeast of St. Martin and north of St. Kitts. Puerto Rico is {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} to the west in the Greater Antilles.<ref name=Geography>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Saint Barthélemy was for many years a French commune forming part of Guadeloupe, which is an overseas region and department of France. In 2003, the island voted in favour of secession from Guadeloupe in order to form a separate overseas collectivity (COM) of France. The collectivity is one of four territories among the Leeward Islands in the northeastern Caribbean that comprise the French West Indies, along with Saint Martin, Guadeloupe ({{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} southeast), and Martinique.

Saint Barthélemy, a volcanic island fully encircled by shallow reefs, has an area of {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}<ref name=area /> and a population of 9,035 (Jan. 2011 estimate).<ref name=population /> Its capital is Gustavia, which also contains the main harbour to the island. It is the only Caribbean island which was a Swedish colony for any significant length of time; Guadeloupe was under Swedish rule only briefly at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Symbolism from the Swedish national arms, the Three Crowns, still appears in the island's coat of arms. The language, cuisine, and culture, however, are distinctly French. The island is a popular tourist destination during the winter holiday season, especially for the rich and famous during the Christmas and new year period.


Saint Barthélemy sections
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Collectivity of Saint-Barthélemy
{{safesubst:#invoke:Separated entries|br}}
Unofficial flag Coat of arms
Anthem: La Marseillaise
Location of  Saint Barthélemy{{#invoke:String
Location of  Saint Barthélemy{{#invoke:String|rep| |2}}(circled in red)

in the Caribbean{{#invoke:String|rep| |2}}(light yellow)

Status Overseas collectivity
Capital
and largest city
Gustavia
Official languages French
Local languages {{safesubst:#invoke:list|unbulleted}}
Ethnic groups (<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

|CitationClass=web

}}</ref>
)
{{safesubst:#invoke:list|unbulleted}}
Demonym Barthélemois(es)
Sovereign state France
Government Dependent territory
 -  President of France François Hollande
 -  Prefect Philippe Chopin
 -  President of the Territorial Council Bruno Magras
 -  Deputy Daniel Gibbs
 -  Senator Michel Magras
Overseas collectivity
 -  French colony 1648 
 -  Exchanged with Sweden 1 July 1784 
 -  Sold back to France 16 March 1878 
 -  Overseas collectivity 22 February 2007 
Area
 -  Total 25<ref name=area>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

|CitationClass=web

}}</ref> km2 (not ranked)
9.5 sq mi
 -  Water (%) negligible
Population
 -  Jan. 2014 estimate 35,906<ref name=population>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

|CitationClass=web

}}</ref>
 -  Density 361/km2 (26th)
936/sq mi
Currency Euro () (EUR)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
Calling code +590c
ISO 3166 code BL
Internet TLD {{safesubst:#invoke:list|unbulleted}}
a. French East Asians.
b. Assigned, but not in use.
c. Shared with Guadeloupe and Saint Martin.
The flag of France is the official flag of Saint Barthelemy. The local flag, consisting of the coat of arms on a white field, is shown above.

Saint-Barthélemy (French: Saint-Barthélemy{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃baʁtelemi]), officially the Territorial collectivity of Saint-Barthélemy (French: Collectivité territoriale de Saint-Barthélemy{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}), is an overseas collectivity of France.<ref name=Government>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Often abbreviated to Saint-Barth in French, or St. Barts or St. Barths in English, the indigenous people called the island Ouanalao.<ref>R. P. Raymond BRETON. Dictionnaire caraïbe-françois, Auxerre, Chez Gilles Bouquet, 1665.</ref> St. Barthélemy lies about {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} southeast of St. Martin and north of St. Kitts. Puerto Rico is {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} to the west in the Greater Antilles.<ref name=Geography>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Saint Barthélemy was for many years a French commune forming part of Guadeloupe, which is an overseas region and department of France. In 2003, the island voted in favour of secession from Guadeloupe in order to form a separate overseas collectivity (COM) of France. The collectivity is one of four territories among the Leeward Islands in the northeastern Caribbean that comprise the French West Indies, along with Saint Martin, Guadeloupe ({{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} southeast), and Martinique.

Saint Barthélemy, a volcanic island fully encircled by shallow reefs, has an area of {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}<ref name=area /> and a population of 9,035 (Jan. 2011 estimate).<ref name=population /> Its capital is Gustavia, which also contains the main harbour to the island. It is the only Caribbean island which was a Swedish colony for any significant length of time; Guadeloupe was under Swedish rule only briefly at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Symbolism from the Swedish national arms, the Three Crowns, still appears in the island's coat of arms. The language, cuisine, and culture, however, are distinctly French. The island is a popular tourist destination during the winter holiday season, especially for the rich and famous during the Christmas and new year period.


Saint Barthélemy sections
Intro   History    Geography    Demographics    Politics and government    Economy    Wildlife    Marine Reserve    Landmarks and architecture    Culture    Transport    Media    Health facilities    Notable people    See also    Notes    External links   

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