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Netherlands Antilles

Once the center of the Caribbean slave trade, the island of Curacao was hard hit by the abolition of slavery in 1863. Its prosperity (and that of neighboring Aruba) was restored in the early 20th century with the construction of oil refineries to service the newly discovered Venezuelan oil fields. The island of Saint Martin is shared with France; its southern portion is named Sint Maarten and is part of the Netherlands Antilles; its northern portion, called Saint Martin, is an overseas collectivity of France.

Languages & Population

Approximate Population: 223,652 (July 2007 est.)

Nationality (Noun): Dutch Antillean(s)

Nationality (Adjective): Dutch Antillean

Official Language(s): Dutch

Major Languages Spoken: Creole, Dutch, English, Papiamento, Spanish

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Country Facts

Country Name (long form): none

Country Name (short form): Netherlands Antilles

Country Name (local long form): none

Country Name (local short form): Nederlandse Antillen

Name of Capital: Willemstad (on Curacao)

UTC Time Difference (from capital): UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Countries Near by, and Bordering Netherlands Antilles: Venezuela, Aruba, France

Land Area: 960 sq km

Comparative Area: more than five times the size of Washington, DC

Total Land Boundry: 15 km

Coastline: 364 km

National Holiday: Queen's Day (Birthday of Queen-Mother JULIANA and accession to the throne of her oldest daughter BEATRIX), 30 April (1909 and 1980)

International Phone Code: 599

Currency Code: Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG)

Internet Country Code: .an

US Embassy Location: J. B. Gorsiraweg #1, Willemstad, Curacao

US Embassy Mailing Address: P. O. Box 158, Willemstad, Curacao


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