De Nederlandse Antillen waren een land binnen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, bestaande uit zes, later vijf, eilanden in de Caraïbische Zee behorende tot twee eilandengroepen van de Kleine Antillen. De hoofdstad en tevens verreweg de grootste stad van de Nederlandse Antillen is Willemstad op het eiland ► Curaçao. De Antillen bestonden verder uit ► Aruba (tot 1986), ► Bonaire, ► Sint Maarten, ► Saba en ► Sint Eustatius.
The Netherlands Antilles dissolved on 10-10-2010. Two of the five islands areas became separate countries inside the kingdom: ► Curaçao and ► Sint Maarten, the other three islands became municipalities of the Netherlands.
Country inside the Kingdom of the ► Netherlands, Dutch since the 17th century
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Map of the Netherlands Antilles Kaart van de Nederlandse Antillen
Map of the Netherlands Antilles before Aruba left in 1986
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