The Legendary St Maarten/
St Martin Footrace

Whether true or false,

the story of the footrace explains

why St. Martin is larger.

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According to legend, the island was divided up by a foot race between a Dutchman, who carried a flask of gin for refreshment, and a Frenchman, who took a flask of wine.

The strong gin supposedly made the Dutchman slower.

Which explains why St. Martin is 21 square miles and St. Maarten only 16 square miles.

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