Marigot, Saint Martin

Summary

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
CountryFrance
Overseas collectivitySaint Martin
Population
 (2006)
 • Total5,700
Time zoneUTC−4 (AST)

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

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 of France, 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 final scene here where the Seabourn Legend hits the island.

The St. Martin of Tours' Church on rue du Fort Louis was built in 1941.[1]

Geography

Fort St. Louis, 2010

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.[2] 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)
110
(4.5)
120
(4.6)
99
(3.9)
120
(4.6)
91
(3.6)
1,038
(40.8)
Source: Weatherbase[3]

Transport

Marigot Lighthouse
Phare, pointe du Marigot 01.jpg
LocationMarigot, Collectivity of Saint Martin, France Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates18°04′16″N 63°05′12″W / 18.071056°N 63.086528°W / 18.071056; -63.086528
Constructedest. 1886
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionmasonry tower
Tower height10 m (33 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Tower shapecylindrical frustum tower with light[4][5]
Markingswhite Edit this on Wikidata
Power sourcesolar power Edit this on Wikidata
Focal height20 m (66 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Range11 nmi (20 km; 13 mi) (white), 7 nmi (13 km; 8.1 mi) (red), 7 nmi (13 km; 8.1 mi) (green) Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicFl WRG 4s Edit this on Wikidata
NGA no.110-14732 Edit this at Wikidata
Admiralty no.J5658 Edit this on Wikidata
ARLHS no.STM001

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

See also

References

  1. ^ "The Catholic Church in Marigot". www.stmartinisland.org. Retrieved 2017-02-04.
  2. ^ "Marigot, Saint Martin Köppen Climate Classification (Weatherbase)". Weatherbase.
  3. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for The Valley, Anguilla". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  4. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Saint Martin". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  5. ^ 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.

External links

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