Philipsburg

It was discovered by Christopher Columbus on 11 November 1493 but there was already an Arawak settlement there before he made the discovery. Philipsburg was founded in 1763 by John Philips, a Scottish captain in the Dutch navy, and soon became a bustling centre of international trade. Two historic forts bear witness to Philipsburg's strategic importance in St. Maarten's history: Fort Amsterdam and Fort Willem.

The main shopping district, Front Street, is in the heart of the city. Philipsburg has a port that is home to many cruise liners, including the Carnival Valor.

 

31 °C


Clouds, broken clouds


Wind8.01 m/s
Cloudiness81 %
Temperature (min/max)31/31 °C
Pressure1015 hpa
Humidity80 %
Last update: 23 Jun 2024 @ 19:08

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