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Area: 800 sq km | Population: 227,049 (July 2009 est.)
Capital City: Willemstad (on Curacao)
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Government Type parliamentary
Independence none (part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Constitution 29 December 1954, Statute of the Realm of the Netherlands, as amended
Legal system based on Dutch civil law system with some English common law influence
Suffrage 18 years of age; universal
Executive Branch chief of state: Queen BEATRIX of the Netherlands (since 30 April 1980); represented by Governor General Frits GOEDGEDRAG (since 1 July 2002)
head of government: Prime Minister Emily de JONGH-ELHAGE (since 26 March 2006)
cabinet: Council of Ministers elected by the Staten (legislature)
elections: the monarch is hereditary; governor general appointed by the monarch for a six-year term; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party is usually elected prime minister by the Staten; election last held 27 January 2006 (next to be held by 2010)
note: government coalition - PAR, PNP, DP-St. M, UPB, WIPM Saba, DP-St. E
Legislative Branch unicameral States or Staten (22 seats, Curacao 14, Bonaire 3, St. Maarten 3, St. Eustatius 1, Saba 1; members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
elections: last held 27 January 2006 (next to be held in 2010)
election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PAR 5, MAN 3, FOL 2, Forsa Korsou 2, National Alliance 2, PNP 2, UPB 2, DP-St. E 1, DP-St. M 1, PDB 1, WIPM 1
note: the government is a coalition of several parties
Judicial Branch Joint High Court of Justice (judges appointed by the monarch)
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BBC News Profile - Netherlands Antilles
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
CIA World Factbook - Netherlands Antilles
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
Country Health Profile - Netherlands Antilles
Information, health situation analysis, and statistics about countries in the Americas.
IEA - Netherlands Antilles
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IMF - Netherlands Antilles
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ITC - Netherlands Antilles
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
Library of Congress - Netherlands Antilles
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UNESCO Communication & Information - Netherlands Antilles
Country profile, news and links to related projects and websites.
UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Netherlands Antilles
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
UNFPA Caribbean
The UNFPA office in Jamaica serves the English and Dutch Speaking Caribbean inclusive of 21 member countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and The Turks and Caicos Islands.
United Nations Country @ a Glance - Netherlands Antilles
Country overview, news, economy, environment, health and technology from the United Nations Cyberschoolbus.
United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Netherlands Antilles
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
United Nations Statistics Division: National Accounts - Netherlands Antilles
"Statistics database contains a complete and consistent set of time series from 1970 onwards of main national accounts aggregates for all UN Members States and all other countries and areas in the world."
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Netherlands Antilles
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Netherlands Antilles.
U.S. Commercial Service - Netherlands Antilles
Country profile about doing business abroad by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.
U.S. Commercial Service - Caribbean Region
Regional profile about doing business in the Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Curacao / Aruba, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Jamaica, Netherlands Antilles, St. Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks, and Caicos Islands) by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.
U.S. Department of Energy - Netherlands Antilles
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.
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Consulate General Curacao
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Netherlands Antilles.
Delegation of the European Union to Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Aruba and the Netherland Antillies
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.
Diplomacy Monitor (St. Thomas University School of Law)
Indexes current government news releases and other documents on diplomatic issues. Browse for documents by topic or documents issued by or affecting a particular nation.
European Union Relations with Netherlands Antilles
Overview, country strategy, agreements, and documents on the European Union's relations with Netherlands Antilles.
ReliefWeb - Netherlands Antilles
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Netherlands Antilles from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Trinidad and Tobago
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention. The Trinidad and Tobago country office also covers Suriname, Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.
U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Netherlands Antilles
Provides country background and foreign policy information for the American public from the Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs.
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