Marigot, Saint Martin

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Marigot
Marigot
Marigot
Marigot is located in Saint-Martin
Marigot
Marigot
Coordinates: 18°04′23″N 63°04′56″W / 18.0731°N 63.0822°W / 18.0731; -63.0822Coordinates: 18°04′23″N 63°04′56″W / 18.0731°N 63.0822°W / 18.0731; -63.0822
Country France
Overseas collectivity Saint Martin
Population (2006)
 • Total 5,700
Marigot Lighthouse
Marigot, Saint Martin is located in Saint-Martin
Marigot, Saint Martin
Saint Martin
Location Marigot
Collectivity of Saint Martin
Coordinates 18°04′15.8″N 63°05′11.5″W / 18.071056°N 63.086528°W / 18.071056; -63.086528
Construction masonry tower
Tower shape cylindrical frustum tower with light
Markings / pattern white tower
Height 10 metres (33 ft)
Focal height 20 metres (66 ft)
Light source solar power
Range white: 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi)
red: 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi)
green: 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi)
Characteristic Fl WRG 4s.
Admiralty number J5658
NGA number 14732
ARLHS number STM-001[1][2]

Marigot is the main town and capital in the French Collectivity of Saint Martin.

Population

As of 2017, Marigot has 12,000 inhabitants, up from 5,700 in 2006.[citation needed]

Geography

Marigot is located on the west coast of the island of St. Martin. It extends from the coast to the west, along the Bay of Marigot and the hills of the interior of the island to the east. On the south-west it is bounded by the Simpson Bay.

Climate

Marigot has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen Aw), with very warm to hot and humid weather throughout the year.[3] Rainfall – which is reduced by the rain shadow of the mountains to the east – is not as extreme as in most climates of this type, with the peak occurring from August to November due to hurricanes.

Climate data for Marigot
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(83)
28
(83)
28
(83)
29
(84)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(87)
29
(85)
28
(83)
30
(86)
Average low °C (°F) 24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
25
(77)
26
(78)
27
(80)
27
(80)
27
(80)
27
(80)
27
(80)
26
(78)
24
(76)
26
(78)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 74
(2.9)
48
(1.9)
43
(1.7)
79
(3.1)
99
(3.9)
71
(2.8)
84
(3.3)
114
(4.5)
117
(4.6)
99
(3.9)
117
(4.6)
91
(3.6)
1,036
(40.8)
Source: Weatherbase [4]

Transport

The city is served by Princess Juliana International Airport as well as L'Espérance Airport. There is a ferry to Blowing Point, Anguilla.

History and features

Originally a fishing village on a swamp for which it was named, Marigot was made capital during the reign of King Louis XVI, who built Fort St. Louis on a hill near Marigot Bay. Today, that building is the most important in Marigot.

Marigot is typical of Caribbean towns, with gingerbread houses and sidewalk bistros. Market days are every Wednesday and Saturday morning. The crew of the 1997 motion picture Speed 2 shot the finale scene here where the Seabourn Legend hits the island.

See also

References

  1. ^ San Martin The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 27 January 2017
  2. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 110: Greenland, The East Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. Except the East Coast of Florida) and the West Indies (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2016. 
  3. ^ "Marigot, Saint Martin Köppen Climate Classification (Weatherbase)". Weatherbase. 
  4. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for The Valley, Anguilla". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

External links

  • Media related to Marigot, Saint Martin at Wikimedia Commons
  • Saint Martin Tourist Guide
  • www.geographia.com, St Martin


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