Netherlands Antilles

Netherlands Antilles Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative more than five times the size of Washington, DC 2011
Area > Comparative to US places more than five times the size of Washington, DC 2008
Area > Land 960 sq km 2008 177th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 4.26 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 174th out of 224
Area > Total 960 sq km 2008 187th out of 247
Climate tropical; ameliorated by northeast trade winds 2011
Coastline 364 km 2011 134th out of 225
Geographic coordinates 12 15 N, 68 45 W 2008
Land area > Sq. km 800 sq km 2008 171st out of 199
Land boundaries > Border countries Saint Martin 15 km 2011
Land use > Arable land 10% 2005 112th out of 211
Location Caribbean, two island groups in the Caribbean Sea - composed of five islands, Curacao and Bonaire located off the coast of Venezuela, and Sint Maarten, Saba, and Sint Eustatius lie east of the US Virgin Islands 2008
Natural resources phosphates (Curacao only), salt (Bonaire only) 2008
Surface area > Sq. km 800 km² 2005 174th out of 204
Terrain generally hilly, volcanic interiors 2008

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; World Development Indicators database


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Netherlands Antilles Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

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