Outline of the Netherlands Antilles

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Location of Netherlands Antilles
Map of the Netherlands Antilles

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Netherlands Antilles:

The Netherlands Antilles (Dutch: About this sound Nederlandse Antillen , Papiamento: Antia Hulandes[1]) was an autonomous Caribbean country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of two groups of islands in the Lesser Antilles: Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire, in Leeward Antilles just off the Venezuelan coast; and Sint Eustatius, Saba and Sint Maarten, in the Leeward Islands southeast of the Virgin Islands. Aruba seceded in 1986 as a separate country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the rest of the Netherlands Antilles was dissolved on 10 October 2010,[2] resulting in two new constituent countries, Curaçao and Sint Maarten, with the other islands joining the Netherlands as special municipalities.[3]

General reference[edit]



Natural geographic features[edit]

Satellite image of Bonaire


Government and politics[edit]

Main article: Government of Netherlands Antilles and Politics of Netherlands Antilles

Branches of government[edit]

Executive branch[edit]

Legislative branch[edit]

Judicial branch[edit]

Foreign relations[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The government of the Netherlands Antilles was a member of:[4]

Law and order[edit]


Local government[edit]


Main article: History of Netherlands Antilles, Timeline of the history of Netherlands Antilles, and Current events of Netherlands Antilles







See also[edit]

Main article: Netherlands Antilles


  1. ^ Papiamentu/Ingles Dikshonario, Ratzlaff, Betty; pg. 11
  2. ^ a b "Status change means Dutch Antilles no longer exists". BBC. 2010-10-10. Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Antillen opgeheven op 10-10-2010" (in Dutch). NOS. 1 October 2009. Retrieved 1 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Netherlands Antilles". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Netherlands Antilles