Sint Eustatius facts for kids
|— Public body of the Netherlands —|
Location of Sint Eustatius (circled in red)
in the Caribbean (light yellow)
(and largest city)
|Recognised regional languages||English|
|Government||See Politics of the Netherlands|
|-||Lt. Governor||Gerald Berkel|
8.1 sq mi
|Currency||US dollar (
|Time zone||AST (UTC−4)|
|Internet TLD||.an, .nl|
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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