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The Bottom

capital of Saba, Caribbean Netherlands

The Bottom is the capital of the Caribbean island of Saba. In 2001, 462 people lived there.

The Bottom
The Bottom, with the campus of the School of Medicine at the bottom right
The Bottom, with the campus of the School of Medicine at the bottom right
Map of Saba showing The Bottom
Map of Saba showing The Bottom
Coordinates: 17°37′34″N 63°14′57″W / 17.62611°N 63.24917°W / 17.62611; -63.24917Coordinates: 17°37′34″N 63°14′57″W / 17.62611°N 63.24917°W / 17.62611; -63.24917
Country Netherlands
Public body Saba
Population
 • Total462
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
ClimateAw

The town was first called De Botte, which is old Dutch for "The Bowl". This is because the town made a bowl shape at the bottom of the mountains.