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NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
 
   
   
 

Netherlands Antilles Identity Card

Country name:
~ conventional form: Netherlands Antilles
~ local form: Nederlandse Antillen
 
Area: 960 sq km
Coastline: 364 km
Highest point: Mount Scenery 862 m
Population: 219,958
Density: 229/km2
Population growth rate: 0.82%
Languages: Papiamento, English, Dutch, Spanish, Creole
Religions: Predominately Roman Catholic
Government type: parliamentary (an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Capital: Willemstad
GDP - per capita: $11,400
Inflation rate: 2.1%
Currency (code): Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG)
Vehicle Country Id-Code: NA
ISO CODE Alpha2: AN
ISO CODE Alpha3: ANT
ISO NUMERIC CODE: 530
Calling code: +599
Internet country code: .an
Time Zone: - 4.0 H

 
 
 
 


Beach

Netherlands Antilles is an unparalleled Caribbean experience that provides a sense of tranquillity and ample elbowroom, far away from the frantic pace of life. Cherish your time out here while hiking the beguiling trails, relishing the bold colours of flamboyant trees and various tropical flowers or simply relaxing under the warm sun at the beach. An integral part of the Lesser Antilles chain of islands, Netherlands Antilles is located over the Caribbean Sea. Its islands are far spread and consists of both Windward and Leeward island entities. Among them, Bonaire and Curaçao are part of Leeward and the islands of Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten belong to the Leeward archipelago. The difference between these two island groups is more visible from their topography. While the Leeward Islands have a mixed volcanic and coral origin, the ones in Windward group are mostly rugged and dominated by volcanic mountains.


Caribbean Houses

Originally inhabited by Arawak Indians, Netherlands Antilles as well as Aruba was first claimed by Spain in sixteenth century and a century later was controlled by the Dutch West India Company. The Netherlands Antilles was officially formed in 1845. Nowadays, it is regarded as an autonomous part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.


Curacao Sea Front


Curacao Street


St. Maarten
 



 

 

 
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