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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Bonaire Sint Eustatius Saba

Caribbean Netherlands

Caribisch Nederland  (Dutch)
Overseas region of the Netherlands
Location of the Caribbean Netherlands (green and circled). From left to right: Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius.
Location of the Caribbean Netherlands (green and circled). From left to right: Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius.
Coordinates: 12°11′N 68°14′W / 12.183°N 68.233°W / 12.183; -68.233
Country Netherlands
Special municipalities
Incorporated into the Netherlands10 October 2010 (dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles)
Government
 • National Rep.Jan Helmond
 • Lt. Governors
Area
 • Total328 km2 (127 sq mi)
 (0.8% of the Netherlands)
Highest elevation887 m (2,910 ft)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total25,711[1][2]
 (0.1% of the Netherlands)
Languages
 • OfficialDutch
 • Recognised regional
Time zoneUTC−4 (AST)
Calling code+599
ISO 3166 codeBQ, NL-BQ1, NL-BQ2, NL-BQ3
CurrencyUnited States dollar ($) (USD)[4]
Internet TLD

Bonaire Sint Eustatius Saba

The Caribbean Netherlands[7][8] (Dutch: Caribisch Nederland, pronounced [kaːˌribis ˈneːdərlɑnt]) are the three special municipalities of the Netherlands that are located in the Caribbean Sea. They consist of the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba,[9][nb 1] although the term "Caribbean Netherlands" is sometimes used to refer to all of the islands in the Dutch Caribbean. In legislation, the three islands are also known as the BES islands (an acronym of their names).