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Netherlands Antilles

Formerly Dutch West Indies.
A former autonomous territory of the Netherlands consisting of Aruba, Curaçao, and Bonaire off the coast of Venezuela along with Saba, St. Eustatius, and the southern portion of St. Martin in the northern Windward Islands.

Netherlands Antilles

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(Placename) the Netherlands Antilles two groups of islands in the Caribbean, in the Lesser Antilles: a former constituent country of the Netherlands (since 2010 each island has had a separate status), consisting of the S group of Curaçao, Aruba, and Bonaire, and the N group of Saint Eustatius, Saba, and the S part of Saint Martin; economy based on refining oil from Venezuela. Pop: 222 000 (2004 est). Area: 996 sq km (390 sq miles). Former names: Curaçao (until 1949), the Dutch West Indies or the Netherlands West Indies

Neth′erlands Antil′les


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a Netherlands overseas territory in the Caribbean Sea, N and NE of Venezuela: includes the islands of Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, and St. Eustatius, and the S part of St. Martin. 188,501; 308 sq. mi. (800 sq. km). Cap.: Willemstad. Formerly, Curaçao.
Neth′erlands Antil′lean, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Netherlands Antilles - a group of islands in the Lesser Antilles just to the north of Venezuela that are administered by The Netherlands
Caribees, Lesser Antilles - a group of islands in the southeastern West Indies
Aruba - a popular island resort in the Netherlands Antilles
Bonaire - a popular island resort in the Netherlands Antilles
Curacao - a popular island resort in the Netherlands Antilles
Saba - a island in the Netherlands Antilles that is the top of an extinct volcano
Saint Eustatius, St. Eustatius - an island in the Netherlands Antilles
Translations
Antilles néerlandaises
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But in December 1954, Curacao, alongside fellow islands Aruba, Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten merged together to become the Netherland Antillies.