3 New Countries Created In The Pacific From Dutch Territory

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The Kingdom of the Netherlands had many overseas territories. This weekend a new arrangement was made; 3 new countries and 3 new island cities were created through a constitutional reform within the Kingdom of The Netherlands.Before 10-10-2010 The Netherlands had 5 overseas islands in the Caribbean known as the Dutch Antilles, and one overseas country, Aruba. 10-10-2010 was an important day in the reorganization of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Kingdom now excists of 4 countries and 3 new island cities.The countries within the Kingdom of the The Netherlands:

Aruba 105.000 inhabitants – capital Oranjestad
Curacao 140.000 inhabitants – capital Willemstad
St. Maarten 71.000 inhabitants – capital Philipsburg

The new island cities are:

Bonaire 15.500 inhabitants – capital Kralendijk
Sint Eustachius 3.300 inhabitants – capital Oranjestad
Saba 2.000 – capital The Bottom

The island cities will be known as the BES islands. Quiet a few things will change after this move, some of the countries will get a new currency and some will change their old currency to the US Dollar, which is the most common currency among Caribbean states. The highest mountain in The Netherlands is no longer the Vaalserberg (322.5 meters above sea level) near Vaals in the southern part of The Netherlands but it will be Mount Scenery (877 meters above sea level) at the island city of Saba. An initiative by the shop owners and business owners from Vaals in The Netherlands will soon travel to Saba to place the original engraved stone plaque of the highest point in the Netherlands on Mount Scenery as tribute to the 10-10-2010 reorganization.Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife Princess Maxima der Nederlanden were present at the various islands. The new mayors of the new island cities were given their Chains of Office during the festivity weekend. And in the new countries the new[/p]
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The BES islands? Sounds so imaginative, somehow. Can't think why.

I really like the name 'Saba'.
 
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