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List of islands of the Netherlands Antilles

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List of islands of the Netherlands Antilles

The Netherlands Antilles were divided into six administrative divisions, the island territories (eilandgebieden):

Aruba seceded from the Netherlands Antilles in 1986 to become a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, to leave only five island territories.

The Netherlands Antilles were dissolved as a unified political entity on 10 October 2010, so that remaining five constituent islands each attained a new constitutional status within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius all became special municipalities of the Netherlands. Curaçao and Sint Maarten both became constituent countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The autonomy of the island areas was specified in the Islands Regulation of the Netherlands Antilles.

Population of the Islands

According to the official estimates of the Central Bureau of Statistics of the Netherlands Antilles, the five islands had a combined population of 199,929 as at 1 January 2009. The population of the individual islands was as follows:

Bonaire - 12,877

Curaçao - 141,766

Saba - 1,601

Sint Eustatius - 2,768

Sint Maarten - 40,917

For comparison : Aruba 103,000


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