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The Caribbean Netherlands ( 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, althou the term "Caribbean Netherlands" is whiles uised tae refer tae aw o the islands in the Dutch Caribbean . Notes
- Grouping of islands
The Dutch Caribbean are the territories, colonies, and countries, former and current, of the Dutch Empire and the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean Sea. They are in the north and south-west of the Lesser Antilles archipelago. Currently, it comprises the constituent countries of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten, and the special municipaliti...
The islands in the Dutch Caribbean were, from 1815, part of the colonies Curaçao and Dependencies or Sint Eustatius and Dependencies, which were merged with the colony of Suriname and governed from Paramaribo until 1845, when all islands again became part of Curaçao and Dependencies. In 1954, the islands became the country Netherlands Antilles. The...
Geographically, the six entities of the Dutch Caribbean are clustered in two widely separated areas of the Caribbean.
The islands have also been informally grouped in the following ways.
The Netherlands ( Dutch: Nederland [ˈneːdərlɑnt] ( listen) ), informally Holland, is a country located in Northwestern Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (the others being Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten ).
The Caribbean (/ ˌ k ær ɪ ˈ b iː ə n, k ə ˈ r ɪ b i ə n /, locally / ˈ k ær ɪ b i æ n /) (Spanish: El Caribe; French: la Caraïbe; Haitian Creole: Karayib; Dutch: De Caraïben) is a region of the Americas that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (some surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and some bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean) and the surrounding ...