Saba

island in the Caribbean, part of the Netherlands

Saba (spoken as "Sah-ba") is the smallest island of the Caribbean Netherlands and the former Netherlands Antilles. It is a special municipality (public body) of the Netherlands. It lies at 17°38′N 63°14′W. It is mostly made up of Mount Scenery (877 m), the highest point of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Scenery is a dormant volcano.

Saba
Flag of Saba
Coat of arms of Saba
Motto(s): 
"Remis Velisque" (Latin)
"With oars and sails" (English)
Anthem: "Saba you rise from the ocean"
Location of  Saba  (circled in red) in the Caribbean
Location of  Saba  (circled in red)

in the Caribbean

Map showing location of Saba relative to Sint Eustatius and Saint Martin.
Map showing location of Saba relative to Sint Eustatius and Saint Martin.
Coordinates: 17°37′57″N 63°14′15″W / 17.63250°N 63.23750°W / 17.63250; -63.23750Coordinates: 17°37′57″N 63°14′15″W / 17.63250°N 63.23750°W / 17.63250; -63.23750
Country Netherlands
Overseas regionCaribbean Netherlands
Incorporated into the Netherlands10 October 2010 (dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles)
Capital
(and largest city)
The Bottom
Government
 • Lt. GovernorJonathan Johnson
Area
 • Total13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2022)[2]
 • Total1,911
 • Density148/km2 (380/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Saban
Languages
 • OfficialDutch
 • Recognised regionalEnglish[3]
Ethnicity
 • Saban26.6 %
 • Sint Maarten15.7 %
 • American10.0 %
 • other47.7 %
Time zoneUTC−4 (AST)
Calling code+599-4
ISO 3166 codeBQ-SA, NL-BQ2
CurrencyUnited States dollar ($) (USD)
Internet TLD

Saba has a land area of 13 km² (5 sq. miles). At the 2001 Netherlands Antilles census, 1,349 people lived there. In 2004, about 1,424 people lived there.

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NotesEdit

  1. .bq is designated, but not in use, for the Caribbean Netherlands.[4][5] Like the rest of the Netherlands, .nl is primarily in use.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Zaken, Ministerie van Algemene (May 19, 2015). "Waaruit bestaat het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden? – Rijksoverheid.nl". onderwerpen (in Dutch). Retrieved Oct 4, 2021.
  2. "Caribisch Nederland; bevolking; geslacht, leeftijd, burgerlijke staat". CBS StatLine. 2022-04-28. Retrieved 2022-08-14.
  3. English can be used in relations with the government. "Invoeringswet openbare lichamen Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba" (in Dutch). wetten.nl. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  4. "BQ – Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba". ISO. Archived from the original on 17 June 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  5. "Delegation Record for .BQ". IANA. 20 December 2010. Archived from the original on 29 May 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2010.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Saba at Wikimedia Commons