Monday, June 13, 2022

Saint Barthélemy

We just learned about the country of Sint Eustatius

Let's learn a little about the country of Saint Barthélemy!

This country is in the Caribbean Sea, just south of Saint Maartin.
It is about 25 square kilometers, and about 10,000 people live there.
The people in this country speak French or Creole.
This island is a territory owned by France.

(from: wikipedia - saint barthélemy)

The flag of Saint Barthélemy is just the French flag, but they also have a different flag just for the island that has the coat of arms on it.
The coat of arms is a shield with three gold flowers, a white cross, and three gold crowns.
These three different parts of the shield are for the three different lands that ruled over the island, the French, the Knights Hospitaller, and Sweden.

(from: wikipedia - flag and coat of arms of saint barthélemy)

To eat in this country you might have cod, crab or lobster, since this is a small island in the ocean with lots of fishing.

(from: wikipedia - saint barthélemy cuisine)

Visiting this country you might go see one of the many beautiful beaches that bring touists from other countries to visit.

(from: wikipedia - saint barthélemy)

In the 1600s there was a pirate named Daniel Montbars that supposedly hid his pirate treasure somewhere on the island of Saint Barthélemy.

(from: wikipedia - daniel montbars)

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