Sint Eustatius

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Sint Eustatius
Flag of Sint Eustatius
Coat of arms of Sint Eustatius
Motto(s): 
"Superba et confidens" (Latin)
"Proud and confident" (English)
Anthem: "Golden Rock"
Location of  Sint Eustatius  (circled in red) in the Caribbean
Location of  Sint Eustatius  (circled in red)

in the Caribbean

Map showing the location of St. Eustatius relative to Saba and St. Martin
Map showing the location of St. Eustatius relative to Saba and St. Martin
Coordinates: 17°29′N 62°59′W / 17.483°N 62.983°W / 17.483; -62.983
Country Netherlands
Overseas regionCaribbean Netherlands
Incorporated into the Netherlands10 October 2010 (dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles)
Capital
(and largest city)
Oranjestad
Government
 • Lt. GovernorAlida Francis (Government commissioner)[1]
Area
 • Total21 km2 (8 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2019)[3]
 • Total3,138
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Demonym(s)St. Eustatian; Statian
Languages
 • OfficialEnglish[4] and Dutch
Time zoneUTC−4 (AST)
Calling code+599-3
ISO 3166 codeBQ-SE, NL-BQ3
CurrencyUnited States dollar ($) (USD)
Internet TLD

Sint Eustatius, also known as Statia, or Saint Eustace, is one of the islands which make up the Caribbean Netherlands and formerly the Netherlands Antilles. It is in the northern, Leeward Islands portion of the West Indies, some distance southeast of the Virgin Islands. It forms part of the inner arc of the Leeward Island chain, lying immediately to the northwest of Saint Kitts and Nevis and to the southeast of Saba at 17°30′N 62°58′W. The regional capital is Oranjestad. It is named after the legendary Catholic Saint Eustace.

Sint Eustatius is a special municipality (public body) of the Netherlands.

Sint Eustatius has a land area of 21 km² (8.1 sq. miles). At the 2001 Netherlands Antilles census, the population was 2,292 inhabitants, which means a population density of 109 inh. per km². In 2004, the population was estimated at 2,498 inhabitants.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. .bq is designated, but not in use, for the Caribbean Netherlands.[5][6] Like the rest of the Netherlands, .nl is primarily in use.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Benoeming regeringscommissaris en plaatsvervanger Sint Eustatius". Rijksoverheid (in Dutch). 18 June 2021. Retrieved 19 December 2021.
  2. "Waaruit bestaat het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden?". Rijksoverheid (in Dutch). 19 May 2015. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  3. "CBS Statline".
  4. English can be used in relations with the government, see, Invoeringswet openbare lichamen Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba (in Dutch) – via Overheid.nl.
  5. "BQ – Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba". ISO. Archived from the original on 17 June 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  6. "Delegation Record for .BQ". IANA. 20 December 2010. Archived from the original on 29 May 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2010.

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