Netherlands Antilles Travel Information

Photo Once the center of the Caribbean slave trade, the island of Curacao was hard hit by the abolition of slavery in 1863. Its prosperity (and that of neighboring Aruba) was restored in the early 20th century with the construction of oil refineries to service the newly discovered Venezuelan oil fields. The island of Saint Martin is shared with France; its southern portion is named Sint Maarten and is part of the Netherlands Antilles; its northern portion is called Saint-Martin and is part of Guadeloupe (France).

Caribbean, two island groups in the Caribbean Sea - composed of five islands, Curacao and Bonaire located off the coast of Venezuela, and St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius lie east of the US Virgin Islands.

Important: Travel to Netherlands Antilles may require a travel visa. Whether a visa is required for travel depends on citizenship and purpose of journey. Please be sure to review Travisa's Netherlands Antilles visa instructions for details. Visa instructions for other countries are available on our do I need a visa page.

Country Statistics

Full country name: Principality of Andorra
Capital city: Andorra la Vella
Area: 468 sq km
Population: 85,082
Ethnic groups: Spanish 43%, Andorran 33%, Portuguese 11%, French 7%, other 6%
Languages: Catalan
Religions: Roman Catholic
Government: parliamentary democracy
Chief of State: French Coprince Francois HOLLANDE
Head of Government: Executive Council President
GDP: 3.169 billion
GDP per captia: 37,200
Annual growth rate: 1.8%
Inflation: 1.6%
Agriculture: small quantities of rye, wheat, barley, oats, vegetables
Major industries: tourism
Natural resources: hydropower, mineral water, timber, iron ore, lead
Location: Southwestern Europe, Pyrenees mountains, on the border between France and Spain