island in the Caribbean, part of the Netherlands

Bonaire is an island of the Caribbean Netherlands and the former Netherlands Antilles. It is a special municipality (public body) of the Netherlands. It lies off the coast of Venezuela, near the islands of Aruba and Curaçao, which are also parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Location of Bonaire

Bonaire lies at 12°11′N 68°16′W / 12.183°N 68.267°W / 12.183; -68.267. It has a land area of 288 km². In 2014 about 18,000 people were living there.

Kralendijk is the island's capital city.