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WorldView - South America

Netherlands Antilles

US Dept of State - Netherlands Antilles

"Tourism and the financial services sector have been the mainstays of the Netherlands Antilles' economy since the 1970s. The Central Bank reported that the economy of the Netherlands Antilles fared relatively well during the first half of 2009 amidst the global recession." more...

Global Edge

"Once the center of the Caribbean slave trade, the island of Curacao was hard hit by the abolition of slavery in 1863." more...

CIA World Factbook

"Tourism, petroleum refining, and offshore finance are the mainstays of this small economy, which is closely tied to the outside world. Although GDP has declined or grown slightly in each of the past eight years, the islands enjoy a high per capita income and a well-developed infrastructure compared with other countries in the region." more...

US Department of State World Travel

"The five islands of Bonaire, Curaao, Saba, St. Eustatius (or Statia) and St. Maarten (Dutch side) comprise the Netherlands Antilles, an autonomous part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The economy is well-developed and tourist facilities are widely available." more...

Languages of Netherlands Antilles

"From Ethnologue: Languages of the World - An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world's 6,909 known living languages."more...

International Monetary Fund

"IMF reports and publications for Netherlands Antilles - The IMF is an organization of 187 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world." more...