Sainte-Marie, Martinique

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Sainte-Marie
Sainte-Marie 1.JPG
Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
Coordinates: 14°44′N 61°01′W / 14.73°N 61.02°W / 14.73; -61.02Coordinates: 14°44′N 61°01′W / 14.73°N 61.02°W / 14.73; -61.02
Country France
Overseas region and department Martinique
Arrondissement La Trinité
Canton Sainte-Marie 1st Canton Nord and Sainte-Marie 2nd Canton Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Nestor Bruno Azérot
Area1 44.55 km2 (17.20 sq mi)
Population (2007)2 19,409
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97228 / 97230
Elevation 0–574 m (0–1,883 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Sainte-Marie is a town and the fifth-largest commune in the French overseas department of Martinique. It is located on the northeast (Atlantic Ocean) side of the island of Martinique.

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Black sand beach at Sainte-Marie