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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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NEW online gambling legislation proposed by the Dutch Antilles authorities will come too late to prevent William Hill and Betfred from removing their casino and poker internet servers from Curacao, which failed to figure on the 'white list' of approved jurisdictions published by the UK government last week.
LMN does not pay British corporation tax because it is registered in the Dutch Antilles offshore haven and its tycoon owner has had 'non-domicile' status since arriving in Britain seven years ago, the spokesman confirmed.
No 10 declared the Premier's intervention was justified even though the firm owned by the businessman who gave pounds 125,000 to the Labour Party is actually based in the Dutch Antilles and has only a tiny presence here.
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Flights between Bonaire, Aruba and Curacao are available on Dutch Antilles Express (DAE).
Robert Mansell died as he carried out an emergency landing in the Caribbean Sea when one of his plane's engines failed off the island of Bonaire in the Dutch Antilles on October 22, 2009.
Curacao Tourist Board, American Airlines, Insel Air, Dutch Antilles Express Curacao Partners with Airlines, Hotels to Offer Fam Packages.
Agustien, 25, was born in the Dutch Antilles, but grew up in Tilburg, a bleak industrial city blighted by the collapse of Holland's wool trade.
The remaining two units will be located in Aruba, a densely populated island of 100,000 in the Dutch Antilles.
Two-time defending champion Japan and surprise packets The Netherlands, with plenty of talent from the Dutch Antilles, have already qualified for the semi-finals.
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