Published On: Tue, Sep 23rd, 2014

Sea borders of the Caribbean part of the Kingdom

WILLEMSTAD - In the Caribbean Sea, the Kingdom of the Netherlands is adjacent to several other countries. Sometimes this has led to border treaties, often not. Also the limits of maritime zones between the countries within the Kingdom are defined.

Maritime boundaries in the Kingdom

The boundaries between Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and the Caribbean Netherlands are regulated by law. Between Saba and St. Eustatius there exists only division of the territorial sea of ​​the islands of the Caribbean Netherlands.


Borders with other countries in the Caribbean Sea

The maritime border between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Venezuela is fixed in a treaty. This boundary consists of four divisions: division A borders Aruba on the west side. Sector B borders Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire on the south side. Sector C borders Bonaire on the east side. Sector D describes the boundary of Saba and St. Eustatius with the Venezuelan island of Aves.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands also has maritime borders with countries in the Caribbean that Borders2are not officially recorded. It concerns the following countries: France (on both sides of the border of St. Maarten with French Saint Martin's eastern border is the border with French Saint Barthelemy). United Kingdom (Anguilla). United States (Virgin Islands). Saint Kitts and Nevis. The Dominican Republic (northern border of Aruba and Curaçao).

Source: Persbureau

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