Netherlands Antilles


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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


n.pl.
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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The Government of the Netherlands Antilles does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so.
Since 1954, the federation of the Netherlands Antilles (Curacao, Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten), which is a constituent part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, has been semi-autonomous in most internal affairs.
8 -- 9) Above: Dutch colonial architecture characterizes the port town of Oranjestad on Aruba in the Netherlands Antilles.
There are 54 institutional investors operating in the Netherlands Antilles, including ten life insurance companies, 20 non-life insurance companies and 24 pension funds.
95 they receive a presentation sheet of 10 "peel & stick" full-color stamps, each valid to send a postcard or standard-size letter from the Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire, Curacao.
The Netherlands Antilles is the island of Curacao - once the centre of the Caribbean slave trade - and the island of Saint Martin is shared with France.
parent corporation arranged for its wholly owned Netherlands Antilles subsidiary to borrow from various foreign lenders.
This report provides an overview of the telecom markets in Netherlands Antilles, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, and the US Virgin Islands.
Officials lowered the blue-and-red Netherlands Antilles flag and raised the flags of St.
Drug smuggling by means of swallowing narcotics packets and boarding flights was a major issue for the Netherlands Antilles, but has been significantly reduced through intensive cooperation among Dutch and Antillean law enforcement authorities.
The five islands of the current Netherlands Antilles are a transit and destination point for men and women from Colombia, Venezuela, Suriname, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and other parts of South America and the Caribbean, trafficked for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor.
The protocol with the Netherlands, also approved, phases out the 1948 Netherlands treaty that continued to apply to the Netherlands Antilles.

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