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Coordinates: 12°11′N 68°15′W / 12.183°N 68.250°W / 12.183; -68.250

Boneiru  (Papiamento)
Special municipality o the Netherlands
Skyline of Bonaire
Banner o Bonaire
Coat o airms o Bonaire
Coat o airms
Anthem: "Tera di Solo y suave biento"
Location o  Bonaire  (circled in reid) in the Caribbean  (light yellae)
Location o  Bonaire  (circled in reid)

in the Caribbean  (light yellae)

Coordinates: 12°9′N 68°16′W / 12.150°N 68.267°W / 12.150; -68.267
Kintra Netherlands
Incorporatit intae the Netherlands 10 October 2010 (dissolution o the Netherlands Antilles)
(an lairgest ceety)
Govrenment (see Politics o the Netherlands)
 • Lt. Govrenor Edison Rijna[1]
 • Total 294 km2 (114 sq mi)
Population (2013[2])
 • Tot 17,408
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
 • Offeecial Dutch
 • Recognised regional Papiamentu[3]
Time zone AST (UTC−4)
Cawin code +599-7
ISO 3166 code BQ-BO, NL-BQ1
Siller US dollar (USD)
Internet TLD .an,[4] .bq,[5] .nl

Bonaire (Dutch: Bonaire, Papiamentu: Boneiru) is an island in the Leeward Antilles in the Caribbean Sea.


  1. Edison Rijna Sworn in as New Lieutenant Governor
  2. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling Caribisch Nederland; geboorte, sterfte, migratie" (in Dutch). Central Bureau of Statistics. 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  3. Papiamentu can be used in relations wi the govrenment
    "Invoeringswet openbare lichamen Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba" (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  4. The domain for the Netherlands Antilles haes remained active efter its dissolution. The ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code BQ wis established for the entity "Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, Saba". ("ISO 3166-1 decoding table". International Organization for Standardization. Retrieved 17 December 2010. ) An Internet ccTLD haes been reserved bi the IANA, but na registrar haes been assigned.
  5. "CcTLD — ICANN Wiki". Retrieved 25 Nov 2014.