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Caribbean Netherlands

Caribisch Nederland  (Dutch)
Owerseas region o the Netherlands
Banner o Caribbean Netherlands
Banner
Coat o airms o Caribbean Netherlands
Coat o airms
Location o the Caribbean Netherlands (green an circled). Frae left tae richt: Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius.
Location o the Caribbean Netherlands (green an circled). Frae left tae richt: Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius.
Coordinates: 12°11′N 68°14′W / 12.183°N 68.233°W / 12.183; -68.233
Kintra Netherlands
Special municipalities
Incorporatit intae the Netherlands10 October 2010 (dissolution o the Netherlands Antilles)
Govrenment
 • Naitional Rep.Gilbert Isabella
 • Lt. Govrenors
Area
 • Total328 km2 (127 sq mi)
 (0.8% o the Netherlands)
Highest elevation887 m (2,910 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Tot21,133
 • Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
 (0.1% o the Netherlands)
Leids
 • OffeecialDutch
 • Recognised regional
Time zoneUTC−4 (AST)
Cawin code+599
ISO 3166 codeBQ, NL-BQ1, NL-BQ2, NL-BQ3
SillerUnitit States dollar (USD)[2]
Internet TLD.nl, .an,a .bq b
^ .an is tae be discontinued[3]
^ .bq is assigned but nae uised[4][5]

The Caribbean Netherlands[6][7] (Dutch: Caribisch Nederland) are the three special municipalities o the Netherlands that are locatit in the Caribbean Sea. Thay conseest o the islands o Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, an Saba,[a 1] althou the term "Caribbean Netherlands" is whiles uised tae refer tae aw o the islands in the Dutch Caribbean.

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  1. "Bonaire, Sint Eustatius an Saba" is the leetit Inglis name for the territorial groupin in the Internaitional Organisation for Staundartisation's ISO 3166-1, whaur the Inglis/Scots spellin wis correctit wi the release o ISO 3166-1 Newsletter VI-9.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Invoeringswet openbare lichamen Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba" (in Dutch). wetten.nl. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  2. "Wet geldstelsel BES". Dutch government. 30 September 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  3. "Registering .CW Domains". University of Curaçao. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  4. "Boneiru, Sint Eustatius y Saba – BQ". ISO. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  5. "Delegation Record for .BQ". IANA. 20 December 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  6. "Changes per 10.10.10". Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland. Retrieved 16 August 2015. Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (the Caribbean Netherlands) 
  7. "Island guide Caribbean Netherlands – Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, Saba" (PDF). Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland. Retrieved 16 August 2015. Lay summary(original link to PDF). We proudly present you the Island Guide Caribbean Netherlands. This information booklet has been published by the Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland for all the three islands: Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba.