ABC islands (Lesser Antilles)


ABC islands (Lesser Antilles)

The ABC islands are Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao. They are the three most western islands of the Leeward Antilles in the Caribbean, north of Falcón State, Venezuela. From west to east they are in the order Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire.

All three islands are part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Aruba is an autonomous, self-governing member state of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Bonaire and Curaçao are in the Netherlands Antilles. They may be contrasted with the SSS islands, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten, all three in the Netherlands Antilles.

External links

* [http://narin.com/curacao/compare.html ABC Islands Compared - a travel essay by Attila Narin]
* [http://members.lycos.nl/basmasson/bestanden/kaarten/naa2.gifMap of the region]
* [http://members.lycos.nl/basmasson/bestanden/kaarten/abc2.jpeg Map of the islands]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • ABC islands — is the colloquial name for two archipelagos:*ABC islands (Lesser Antilles): the islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao *ABC Islands (Alaska): Admiralty Island, Baranof Island, and Chichagof Island *ABC Islands (Spain): Alboran, Balearic Islands,… …   Wikipedia

  • ABC — may refer to:Broadcasting media* American Broadcasting Company, an American television network ** ABC Radio, an American radio network, formerly owned by the American Broadcasting Company * Australian Broadcasting Corporation, an Australian… …   Wikipedia

  • Netherlands Antilles — Nederlandse Antillen (Dutch) Antia Hulandes (Papiamento) Former constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands …   Wikipedia

  • Effects of Hurricane Dean in the Greater Antilles — Infobox Hurricane Impact Name=Hurricane Dean Type=hurricane Year=2007 Basin=Atl Image location=Dean 2007 1525z aug 18.jpg Date=August 20, 2007 1 min winds=145 Pressure=920 Da Inflated= Fatalities=23 Areas=Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba …   Wikipedia

  • Leeward Antilles — (also of the Lesser Antilles) to the northeast.Largely lacking in volcanic activity, the Leeward Antilles island arc occurs along the deformed southern edge of the Caribbean Plate and was formed by the plate s subduction under the South American… …   Wikipedia

  • Caribbean Netherlands — Caribisch Nederland (Dutch) Hulanda Karibe (Papiamento) …   Wikipedia

  • Geography of Aruba — Aruba Nickname: One Happy Island Map of Aruba Geography …   Wikipedia

  • Hato International Airport — Curaçao International Airport IATA: CUR – ICAO: TNCC Summary Airport type …   Wikipedia

  • Christoffelberg — Mt Christoffel …   Wikipedia

  • Daaibooi — …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.