St. Maarten is split between the French and the Dutch, but with no real boundary marks. St. Martin (the French side) and Sint Maarten (the Dutch side) each have different governments, languages, cuisine, currencies, and attitudes in general. Although there isn't a strict border, once you've crossed over into the other country's land, you'll soon know it.  Dutch is the official language of Sint Maarten, but English is widely spoken.  St. Martin, the French side, takes up the northern two-thirds of the island. The native language is French, and the island is subject to French law. The French side is less developed than the Dutch side.

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