Dutch Caribbean has more inhabitants

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The Dutch statistics office reports that the Dutch Caribbean islands have 21,000 inhabitants, 2,700 more than previously thought.

The increase is due to a different method of counting based on data from the island’s registry offices instead of mutations to the 2001 census.

The Dutch Caribbean islands consists of Bonaire 15,700 inhabitants, St Eustatius 3,600 inhabitants and Saba 1,800 inhabitants.

The three islands, formerly part of the Netherlands Antilles, became special municipalities of the Netherlands in October 2010 as the result of a process of political reform which saw St Maarten and Curaçao become autonomous states within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.


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