map of the Netherlands Antilles The NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
official name (short form): Nederlandse Antillen
country code ISO: AN //; - FIPS: NT
location: Central America, West Indies, Caribbean, Lesser Antilles
time zone: -4 UT
surface (land) area: 800 sq.km = 309 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North: / South: / East: / West:
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): Caribbean Sea
climate: subtropical Caribbean
Government
independent since: not yet
type of government: autonomous overseas part of the Netherlands
capital: Willemstad
administrative division: island (5)
Population
population according to the latest census (1992): 189,474
total population according to the estimate of 2000: 210,134; or: 215,000 /-; 2001: 212,226, or: 217,000
population density: 265 per sq.km = 686 per sq.mi
population growth: 1% //; - doubling time: not applicable, exceeds 100 years
birth rate: 18 per 1000
death rate: 6 per 1000
fertility rate: 2 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): 8 per 1000
life expectancy: 77 years (male: 74; female: 79)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 25% //; - 15-59 years: 68% //; - 60+ years: 7%
urbanisation: 55% //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: 70%
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: African descent 85%, European
languages: Dutch (official); Papiamento (with Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch & English influences), English
religious affiliation: Roman Catholic 73%; Protestant 10%; other and non religious 17%
Health
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: %
people per physician: 700
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: %
school enrolment: secondary education: %
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: %
adult literacy: 94% (male: %; female: %)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: Netherlands Antilles gulden (NAf) = 100 cent
annual inflation rate: %
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD 10000 per capita
GNI USD per capita //; - [ppp: ]
GDP growth: %
income: USD 6000 per capita
import: USD 1868 per capita //; - export: USD 1559 per capita
trade: USD 20720 per capita //; - or % of GDP
trade partners: NL US VE
human development index: //; - position of the country in the world no.:
female labour force: 43%
unemployment: %
tourism: 0,7 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 10% //; - grass land: % //; - wooded area: < 1% //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 1% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: 1%
agricultural products: fishing, sisal, dividivi, citrus fruit
livestock (1000s): asses: / cattle: 1 / goats: / pigs: 2 / poultry: 135 / sheep: 7
fish catch: 900 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 8% //; - part of industry in GDP: 10%
industrial products: refined oil, alcoholic beverages, shipbuilding
mining products: salt
CO2 emission per capita: 36,7
services: labour force: 91% //; - part of services in GDP:89 %
energy use (kg per capita): 4373
electricity use (per capita): 4096
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: 592, or 845 km //; - of which paved: 51% //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: 400 per 1000
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: 374 per 1000
ownership radio receivers: 1009 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 325 per 1000
newspaper circulation: 260 per 1000
persons per post office:
personal computers: per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Mt. Scenery 870 m, Mazinga 600, St. Christoffelberg 375, Sentry Hill 341, Brandaris 241
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): some small lagunas and salt ponds
lakes (artificial reservoirs): none, or unknown
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: none
canals: none
waterfalls: none, or unknown
caves: longest system: none, or unknown / deepest:
islands: see the separate file of the administrative division
deserts: none
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
 
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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