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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Sint Maarten.
Who wrote the national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Sint Maarten officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Sint Maarten is "O Sweet Saint Martin's Land".
Sint Maarten's anthem lyrics were written by Gerard KEMPS and the music was written by Gerard KEMPS.
The Song, Written In 1958, Is Used As An Unofficial Anthem For The Entire Island (Both French And Dutch Sides); As A Collectivity Of France, In Addition To The Local Anthem, "La Marseillaise" Is Official On The French Side ; As A Constituent Part Of The Kingdom Of The Netherlands, In Addition To The Local Anthem, "Het Wilhelmus" Is Official On The Dutch Side .
Listen to Sint Maarten national anthem on Youtube
anthem lyrics (English translation)
Translation Of The French Version Into English
Find me a pearl so dear,
as the island of St. Martin in the sea,
chain of hills and valleys;
rich golden brown beaches
giving peace, give the rest
in its bleak and all its waters.
St. Martin, St. Martin,
So pretty in all its corners.(repeat)
What his flamboyant charm,
their enchanting flowers,
a whole bunch of flames.
When the sun comes here,
giving splendor, showing beauty,
What splendor on all sides.
Its top "Pic Paradis",
delights tourists here,
hence its green works wonders;
an unparalleled panorama,
Seeing the plains, seeing the sea,
colored blue and green.
Flight of its pelicans,
graceful and elegant
when they hover high into the air,
when they dive into the sea;
Tell me the place where we see them,
when based on their prey
His name always St. Martin
Will in the never ending story,
Christopher Columbus discovered it,
gave it its name so dear,
Patron god, God of goodness,
guard it well in prosperity!
You can find more information about anthem on Wikipedia - See link.


Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten flag

Former name of Sint Maarten: Netherlands Antilles; Curacao and Dependencies.
Sint Maarten Government Type: parliamentary.
Parliamentary government (Cabinet-Parliamentary government) is a government in which members of an executive branch (the cabinet and its leader - a prime minister, premier, or chancellor) are nominated to their positions by a legislature or parliament, and are directly responsible to it; this type of government can be dissolved at will by the parliament (legislature) by means of a no confidence vote or the leader of the cabinet may dissolve the parliament if it can no longer function. 
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