Emma asked in TravelCaribbeanVirgin Islands · 10 years ago

basic information about saint martins island?

how old is it?

what language dose it speak?

where is it located?

why was it named that?

what is there main exsport?

whats a commonly eaten food there?

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  • 10 years ago
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    St. Martin's Island is a small island in the northeast part of the Bay of Bengal, about 9 km south of the tip of the Cox's Bazar-Teknaf peninsula, and forming the southernmost part of Bangladesh. It is the only coral island in Bangladesh. It is about 8 km west of the northwest coast of Myanmar at the mouth of the Naf River. The local name of the island is "Narical Gingira", also spelled "Narikel Janjina/Jinjera", translated from Bangla, meaning 'Coconut Island'.

    St. Martin's Island has become a popular tourist spot. Currently, three shipping liners run daily trips to the island, including Sea-Truck and Keary-Sindbad. Tourists can book their trip either from Chittagong or from Cox's Bazar. The surrounding coral reef of the island has an extension named Chera Dwip.

    In the past 5 years St. Martin's visitor population has increased dramatically. While this situation has proven to be lucrative for the islanders, it is causing the natural beauty of the island to deteriorate. Presently there are many efforts being put forth to preserve the several endagered species of turtles that nest on the island, as well as the corals, some of which are found only on Narikel Jinjera. Pieces of the coral reef are being removed in order to be sold to tourists.[1] Nesting turtles are sometimes taken for food, and their hatchlings are often distracted by the twinkling lights along the beach. Species of fish, a few just recently discovered, are being overfished. Every year the fishermen must venture further out to sea to get their catch. Most of them use motorless boats.

    At high tide the island is about 3 miles around, and pinched in the middle. The island exists only because of its coral base, so removal of that coral risks erosion of the beaches. St. Martins has lost roughly 25% of its coral reef in the past 7 years.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    The St. Matins Island is wonderful place in Bangladesh. It's a clean and peaceful place of Bangladesh. St. Martins Island is one of the most naturally beautiful places and only coral island of Bangladesh. Total area of the small island is only 14 km and 20km distance from the mainland of Shahpari Island on the southern tip of Teknaf. First settlement started about 250 years ago by some Arabian Sailors and named as ‘Zajira’. Subsequent the local settlers named as Narikel Jinjira. During British occupation the island was named as St. Martin Island. The St. Martin’s island is all about sun, sea and palm trees .The natural and beautiful scenery of the island is very much exotic especially at night. Actually the St. Martins is a very small island. It’s so small that you can walk around the whole island in a day. It’s about 8 sq. kilometers. Shrinks to 5 sq kilometers. during the high tide. The majority of the 7000 islander’s live mainly from fishing, and within the October and April neighboring fishermen bring their catch to the St. Martins temporary wholesale market. Other staple crops are rice and coconuts and some vegetables. Also algae is collected and dried than they sell in Myanmar. At present St. Martin's Island has a popular tourist spot. At present, three shipping liners run daily trips to the island, including Sea-Truck and Keary-Sindbad. Tourists can book their trip either from Chittagong or from Cox's Bazar. Another surrounding coral reef to the island has an extension named Chera Dwip. During the last 5 years St. Martin's visitor population has increased dramatically.

  • Erika
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    a million. the story is: Columbus got here across the island on the banquet day of St Martin (rattling Catholics!) on Nov. 11, 1493. (comparable answer for # 4) 2. French is the considerable language on the French area of the island; English & Dutch are approximately the two considerable on the Dutch area. you will hear MANY different languages additionally. 3. @ 200 miles due east of Puerto Rico. 4. See # a million. 5. There somewhat isn't plenty "exported" from St Martin. each and every thing mandatory could desire to be imported. The island's standard "business enterprise" is tourism & procuring. 6. Seafood. Caribbean lobster is (in all threat) the main familiar; however the island has each and every thing from severe-end french eating places to "Viscount St. Albans-&-eggs" american-variety grills... plus "Subway" and "McDonalds". I even observed a KFC east of Simpson Bay.

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