Kingdom of the Netherlands
sovereign state in Europe and the Caribbean
- 1. Netherlands
The Netherlands Antilles don't exist anymore and were made up of the six above mentioned Caribbean islands.
(1 Jan 2012)
|Sint Eustatius †‡||3,791||0.02%||21||0.05%||137|||
|Sint Maarten †||37,429||0.22%||34||0.08%||1,101|||
|Kingdom of the Netherlands||17,034,544||100.00%||42,525||100.00%||397|
|† The islands in the Caribbean were once part of the Netherlands Antilles. Aruba left the Antilles in 1986, while Curaçao and Sint Maarten did the same in 2010. |
‡ When Curaçao and Sint Maarten left the Antilles in 2010, the other three islands then became part of the Netherlands and are now known as the Caribbean Netherlands.
Suriname was also part of the Kingdom until it became independent in 1975.
- It should not be confused with the Netherlands, a constituent country of the kingdom.
- The population statistics for the Netherlands proper and the Caribbean Netherlands are for 1 January 2012. However, the statistics for Aruba are for 31 December 2011, for Curaçao for 1 January 2011, and for Sint Maarten for 1 January 2010.
- The population statistics of the Central Bureau of Statistics for the Netherlands do not include the Caribbean Netherlands (Source 1, 2). The number given here results from adding the population statistics of the Netherlands with those of the Caribbean Netherlands.