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—  Public body of the Netherlands  —
Motto: "Remis Velisque" (Latin)
"With oars and sails" (English)
Anthem: "Saba you rise from the ocean"
Location of  Saba  (orange) in the Caribbean  (light yellow)
Location of  Saba  (orange)

in the Caribbean  (light yellow)

Map showing location of Saba relative to St. Eustatius and St. Martin.
Map showing location of Saba relative to St. Eustatius and St. Martin.
Country Netherlands
(and largest city)
The Bottom
17°38′N 63°15′W / 17.633°N 63.250°W / 17.633; -63.250 (The Bottom)
Official language(s) Dutch
Recognised regional languages English[1]
Government See Politics of the Netherlands
 -  Monarch Willem-Alexander
 -  Lt. Governor Jonathan Johnson
 -  Total 13 km2 
5 sq mi 
 -  2012[2] census 1,971 
 -  Density 140/km2 
362.6/sq mi
Currency US dollar (USD)
Time zone AST (UTC−4)
Internet TLD .an,[3] .nl
Calling code +599-4

Saba (spoken as "Sah-ba") is the smallest island of the Caribbean Netherlands and the former Netherlands Antilles. It is a special municipality (public body) of the Netherlands. It lies at 17°38′N 63°14′W. It is mostly made up of Mount Scenery (877 m), the highest point of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Scenery is a dormant volcano.

Saba has a land area of 13 km² (5 sq. miles). At the 2001 Netherlands Antilles census, 1,349 people lived there. In 2004, about 1,424 people lived there.

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  1. English can be used in relations with the government
    "Invoeringswet openbare lichamen Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  2. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling Caribisch Nedoerland; geboorte, sterfte, migratie" (in Dutch). Central Bureau of Statistics. 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-13.
  3. The domain for the Netherlands Antilles has remained active after its dissolution. The ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code BQ was established for the entity "Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, Saba". ("ISO 3166-1 decoding table". International Organization for Standardization. Archived from the original on 2016-12-09. Retrieved 2010-12-17.) An Internet ccTLD has however not been established by the IANA, and it is unknown if it will be opened for registration.

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