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Sint Eustatius
—  Public body of the Netherlands  —
Location of  Sint Eustatius  (circled in red)in the Caribbean  (light yellow)
Location of  Sint Eustatius  (circled in red)

in the Caribbean  (light yellow)

Map showing location of St. Eustatius relative to Saba and St. Martin.
Map showing location of St. Eustatius relative to Saba and St. Martin.
Country Netherlands
Capital
(and largest city)
Oranjestad
17°29′N 62°59′W / 17.483°N 62.983°W / 17.483; -62.983 (Oranjestad)
Official language(s) Dutch
Recognised regional languages English
Government See Politics of the Netherlands
 -  Lt. Governor Gerald Berkel
Area
 -  Total 21 km2 
8.1 sq mi 
Population
 -  2012 census 3,791 
 -  Density 169/km2 
437.7/sq mi
Currency US dollar (USD)
Time zone AST (UTC−4)
Internet TLD .an, .nl
Calling code +599-3

Sint Eustatius, also known as Statia, or Saint Eustace, is one of the islands which make up 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 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.

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