ABC Islands (Antilles)

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May 19, 2022

| The largest island The ABC Islands (ABC-eilanden) are the three islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. These islands are the westernmost of the Leeward Islands in the Antilles in the Caribbean. Located north of Falcon, Venezuela. Historically, these islands belong to North America, but geographically they are located in South America. Discovered in May 1499 by navigator Alonso de Ojeda. However, the discovery is officially attributed to Amerigo Vespucci, whose cartographer first described the islands. From west to east they are located as follows - Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire. All three islands are part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Aruba and Curaçao are autonomous, self-governing members of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Bonaire is a special municipality of the Netherlands. They can be compared to the SSS islands - Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten - the first two are special municipalities of the Netherlands, and Sint Maarten is a self-governing member of this Kingdom. See also SSS Islands The Netherlands Caribbean Colonies of the Netherlands ABC BBC: Wild Caribbean

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