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    Netherlands Antilles Introduction - 2006
    http://www.theodora.com/wfbcurrent/netherlands_antilles/netherlands_antilles_introduction.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Background:
      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).


      NOTE: The information regarding Netherlands Antilles on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Netherlands Antilles Introduction 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Netherlands Antilles Introduction 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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