Bonaire has a land area of 288 km² (111 sq. miles), while Klein Bonaire is a further 6 km² (2.3 sq. miles). Bonaire’s Afdeling Bevolking (census) office reported that the population was 14,006 inhabitants in December 2006, which gives Bonaire island proper a popu
The name Bonaire is thought to have originally come from the Caquetio word ‘Bonay’. The early Spanish and Dutch modified its spelling to Bojnaj and also Bonaire, which means “Good Air”. Bonaire’s capital is Kralendijk. It was part of the Netherlands Antilles until the country’s dissolution on 10 October 2010, when the island (including Klein Bonaire) became a special municipality within the country of the Netherlands. Atlantis Beach, on the western part of the island, is the local kitesurfing spot.
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Bonaire is blessed with one of the gentlest climates in the Caribbean, with very little rainfall (less than 22 inches annually) and a prevailing easterly trade wind that provides a constistent 15 mph (= 25 Kmh) breeze
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See also Marine protected areas and Marine reserve as many areas called parks are wholly or partly marine conservation reserves. A marine park is a park consisting of an area of sea (or lake) sometimes protected for recreational use, but more often set aside to preserve a specific habitat and ensure the ecosystem is sustained for the organisms that exist there.
Klein Bonaire ( Dutch for "Little Bonaire") is a small uninhabited islet off the west coast of the Caribbean island of Bonaire, and is part of the Dutch special municipality of Bonaire. The islet, which sits within the rough crescent formed by the main island, is 6 square kilometres (1,500 acres) and extremely flat, rising no more than two meters above the sea.
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The vessel was built at the Van der Giessen de Noord shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, Netherlands, for the shipping company Scheepvaart En Steenkolen Mij. N. V. She was launched on 21 May 1951 and named Midsland. In 1964 the ship was sold to Caribbean Association Traders of Panama, and renamed Mistral.
Don't just visit... Experience Mangazina di Rei where culture, entertainment and inspiration meet in a beautiful natural setting. The Mangazina di Rei (1824) was used by the dutch government to store provisions for the slaves. The second oldest stone building on Bonaire now forms part of our cultural park where young and elder Bonaireans are working together to keep their traditional customs alive.
Fort Oranje is een klein fort in het centrum van Kralendijk, de hoofdstad van het eiland Bonaire in Caribisch Nederland. Het beschikt over vier kanonnen Fort Oranje werd in 1639 gebouwd in opdracht van de West-Indische Compagnie. Tot 1837 werd het fort daadwerkelijk als verdedigingswerk gebruikt.
Radio Netherlands Worldwide ( RNW; Dutch: Radio Nederland Wereldomroep) is a public radio and television network based in Hilversum, producing and transmitting programmes for international audiences outside the Netherlands. Radio Netherlands Worldwide has also distributed content via web and e-mail technology from as early as 1992.
Washington Slagbaai National Park is an ecological reserve on the northwestern part of the Caribbean island of Bonaire. It is managed by STINAPA Bonaire. Established in 1969, Washington Slagbaai was the first nature reserve to be established in the Netherlands Antilles, covering approximately a fifth of the island of Bonaire.