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An island territory of the Netherlands in the Caribbean Sea off the northern coast of Venezuela.
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(Placename) an island in the S Caribbean, part of the Netherlands Antilles until their dissolution in 2010, now a special municipality of the Netherlands: one of the Leeward Islands. Chief town: Kralendijk. Pop: 11 537 (2007 est). Area: about 288 sq km (111 sq miles)
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an island in the E Netherlands Antilles, in the S West Indies. 9137; 95 sq. mi. (245 sq. km).
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Noun1.Bonaire - a popular island resort in the Netherlands Antilles
Netherlands Antilles - a group of islands in the Lesser Antilles just to the north of Venezuela that are administered by The Netherlands
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It said Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao (ABC Islands) Belize and the Lesser Antilles will continue to experience drought situations and that 'a progressive increase in wet spells are expected throughout the region, however possibly fewer than in most wet seasons.
According to National Seismic monitoring centre, earthquake tremors were felt in Mansehra, Bonaire, Lower Dir, Upper Dir, Swat, Abbottabad, Swabi and its adjoining areas.
Since then, I spent a week scuba diving with the LifeWaters group on the island of Bonaire, which is about 50 miles off the coast of Venezuela.
RBC Royal Bank NV has said that it has launched its new premium RBC Rewards Visa Platinum credit card in Curacao and Bonaire.
Herein, we present a population assessment of the yellow-shouldered parrot Amazona barbadensis rothschildi on the island of Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands (Fig.
Venezuela's PDVSA could lose its licence to operate an oil storage terminal it owns on the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire if it does not soon fulfill maintenance demands by regulators, a government spokeswoman said.
The Dutch Caribbean consists of the six entities of the former Netherlands Antilles: Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, St.
The Southern Caribbean itinerary takes in the beautiful, wildlife filled islands of Aruba and Bonaire before on to the "Spice Isle" Grenada home to numerous nutmeg plantations.
The islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao seem to dodge almost all hurricanes.
Kaarten van de Nederlandse Antillen: Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius en Sint Maarten tot 1900