Netherlands Antilles

The Netherlands Antilles used to be a constituent state of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The term is still loosely used to describe the various islands in the Caribbean that were formerly Dutch colonial possessions, even though the Netherlands Antilles ceased to exist on October 10, 2010.

The Netherlands Antilles consisted of the following islands:

Islands

Lesser Antilles

Leeward Islands

*Now a constituent state of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (since 1986)
**Now a constituent state of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (since 2010)
***Now a public body ("special municipality") fully integrated in the Netherlands (since 2010)

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