Support our Sponsor

. . Flags of the World Maps of All Countries

  • |Main Index|
  • 2002 INDEX
  • Country Ranks
  • DEFINITIONS
  • geographic.org Home PageCountry Index

    Netherlands Antilles Geography - 2002
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb2002/netherlands_antilles/netherlands_antilles_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location Caribbean, two island groups in the Caribbean Sea - one includes Curacao and Bonaire north of Venezuela; the other is east of the Virgin Islands

      Geographic coordinates 12 15 N, 68 45 W

      Map references Central America and the Caribbean

      Area
      total: 960 sq km
      note: includes Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten (Dutch part of the island of Saint Martin)
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 960 sq km

      Area - comparative more than five times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries
      total: 10.2 km
      border countries: Guadeloupe (Saint Martin) 10.2 km

      Coastline 364 km

      Maritime claims
      exclusive fishing zone: 12 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM

      Climate tropical; ameliorated by northeast trade winds

      Terrain generally hilly, volcanic interiors

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: Mount Scenery 862 m

      Natural resources phosphates (Curacao only), salt (Bonaire only)

      Land use
      arable land: 10%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 90% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land NA sq km

      Natural hazards Curacao and Bonaire are south of Caribbean hurricane belt and are rarely threatened; Sint Maarten, Saba, and Sint Eustatius are subject to hurricanes from July to October

      Environment - current issues NA

      Geography - note the five islands of the Netherlands Antilles are divided geographically into the Leeward Islands (northern) group (Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten) and the Windward Islands (southern) group (Bonaire and Curacao)

      NOTE: The information regarding Netherlands Antilles on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Netherlands Antilles Geography 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Netherlands Antilles Geography 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

    Support Our Sponsor

    Support Our Sponsor

    Please ADD this page to your FAVORITES - - - - -


    Language Translation Services - All Languages


    http://www.photius.com/wfb2002/netherlands_antilles/netherlands_antilles_geography.html

    Revised 30-Jan-03
    Copyright © 2003 Photius Coutsoukis (all rights reserved)


    CTR030130