Saint-Barthelemy also called Saint Barts is an island of the Antilles.
The island was claimed by France in 1648. In 1784 it was given to Sweden in exchange for certain commercial rights in the port of Gothenburg.
Sweden ruled over the island for nearly a century, but in 1878 sold it back to France. The island’s capital, Gustavia, is named after King Gustav III of Sweden.
Since February 22, 2007 it has been an overseas collectivity of France with its 6852 inhabitants, who are called Saint-Barths.