Saint Barthelemy retained its free port status along with various Swedish appellations such as Swedish street and town names, and the three-crown symbol on the coat of arms. In 2003, the islanders voted to secede from Guadeloupe, and in 2007, the island became a French overseas collectivity. In 2012, it became an overseas territory of the EU, allowing it to exert local control over the permanent and temporary immigration of foreign workers including non-French European citizens.



Capital: Gustavia
Population (2017): 7,184
Area:  25 sq km
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $) 2016: not available
HDI Rank (2015): not available
Personal remittances, estimate received in 2016: not available
Net Migration Rate (2015-2020):  not available
Immigrants (2015): not available
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2015): not available