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Saba

Saba is one of the three Windward Islands in the Netherlands Antilles, although geographically it is part of the Leeward Group of the Lesser Antilles, Lying 265 km (165 miles) of Puerto Rico, 44 km (27 miles) south of Saint Maarten and 21 km (13 miles) west of Saint Eustatius

Country Fact Sheet
Capital The Bottom
Surface 13 sq km
Currency Netherlands Antilles guilder (NAf); US dollar is widely accepted
GDP Purchasing power parity - $3.6 Million
GDP/Capita Purchasing power parity - $10, 000
Language Dutch is the official languages, English spoken everywhere, Spanish, Papamiento
Religion Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Seventh day Adventist
Government

The head of state is the ruling monarch of the Netherlands, who is represented in the Netherlands Antilles by a governor

Time Zone GMT -4 hours hours GMT
Telecom Code +767
Airport

Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport (SAB)

Driving On right hand side of the road, license required
Electrical 220V
Political Climate Stable country
Population 1424 people
History

Christopher Columbus is said to have sighted Saba on November 13, 1493, but did not land. In 1632 a group of shipwrecked Englishmen landed upon Saba; they stated they found the island uninhabited when they were retrieved by others. In 1635 a stray Frenchman claimed Saba for Louis XIII of France and around the year 1640, the Dutch West India Company sent people from the neighbouring island of St. Eustatius to colonize the island. The Netherlands finally took possession of Saba in 1816 after a spell of British occupation during the Napoleonic era. Through the 17th and 18th centuries its major industries were sugar and rum, and, later, fishing. In the 1600s Saba was believed to be a favorable hideout for Jamaican pirates. The remains of the 1640 settlements can be found on the west side at Tent

Local Business & Service Providers
Accommodation
» Juliana's
Automotive services
» Sint Eustatius Car Rental
Business travel
» St eustatius Vacation
Corporate incentives
Financial services
» Windward Islands Bank
Financial Technology
Intellectual Property
Legal and fiduciary
» HBN Law
Lifestyle
» Blue Bead Restaurant & Bar
Technology
Local Radio
» 1505 Radio Anguilla
» 93.9 Voice of Saba
» 95.5 Radio Transat
» 97.7 HBR Radio
Local Weather Forecast
» BBC Weather
» Reuters
Government Agencies
» Bank of the Netherlands Antilles
» Government of the Netherlands Antilles
» Netherlands Antilles Central Bureau of Statistics
» Netherlands Antilles Ministry of Finance
» Netherlands Antilles Ministry of the Economy
» Saba Tourist Bureau
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