Île Tintamarre

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Île Tintamarre
Native name: Île Tintamarre
Geography
Location Caribbean Sea
Coordinates 18°7′10″N 62°58′50″W / 18.11944°N 62.98056°W / 18.11944; -62.98056Coordinates: 18°7′10″N 62°58′50″W / 18.11944°N 62.98056°W / 18.11944; -62.98056
Archipelago Lesser Antilles
Country

Île Tintamarre is a small island with an area of approximately 0.8 square kilometres (0.3 sq mi).[1] It is located in the Caribbean Sea, about 3 kilometres (2 mi) from the island of Saint Martin, and is administered as part of the French overseas collectivity of Saint Martin.[2][3] The island has no human occupants, but has been inhabited in the past. Between 1946 and 1950, it was the base for the airline Compagnie Aérienne Antillaise, which flew planes from the island's 500-metre (1,600 ft) airstrip (no longer existent.)[1][2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b p. 90, Adventure Guide to St. Martin & St. Barts, Lynne M. Sullivan, Hunter Publishing, Inc., 2003, ISBN 1-58843-348-X.
  2. ^ a b Compagnie Aerienne Antillaise, Jerry Casius, AAHS Journal, 50, #1 (Spring 2005). Accessed on line January 18, 2014.
  3. ^ (French) Art. L.O. 6311-1, book 3, part 6 of the Code général des collectivités territoriales. Accessed on line January 9, 2008.
  4. ^ Tintamarre Island, Andrew MacDonald. Accessed on line January 9, 2008.