Country Info >> Aruba/Antilles

Comprised of the islands of Curacao, Bonaire, Sint Maarten, Saba, and St. Eustatius, the Netherlands Antilles are located just off the coast of Venezuela.  The island of Saint Martin is the smallest landmass in the world shared by two independent states, the French territory of Saint Martin and the Dutch territory of Sint Maarten.  Tourism, petroleum refining and offshore finance are the mainstays of this small economy.

Sources includes CIA-The World Factbook

Per Capita GDP
$16,000 as of (2004 est.) Source: CIA-The World Factbook

Main-Line Phones
81,000 as of (2001est.) Source: CIA-The World Factbook

Mobile Phones
200,000 as of (2004 est.) Source: CIA-The World Factbook

Internet Users
2,000 as of (2000 est.) Source: CIA-The World Factbook

Cable TV Households
40,000 as of (2007) Source: LMS est.

Time Zone Vs. Eastern Time (New York, Miami)
+1 hour, during Daylight Standard Time

Country Statistics

Capital
Willemstad (on Curacao)
Government Type
Parliamentary; within kingdom of Netherlands
Leadership
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
Language
Papiamento (dialect mixing Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and English); English more
Primary Religion(s)
Roman Catholic (72%) (est. 2001)
Currency
Netherlands Antillean guilder
Exchange Rate
1.79 ANG per US$1 (2006 est.)
Population
223,652 (July 2007 est.)
Location
Just off of the coast of Venezuela
Area
960 square kms, ~5X the size of Washington DC combined
Border Countries
none; islands
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