Country Information

Bonaire is a Caribbean island east of Central America and north of Venezuela. The island is part of the ABC Islands together with Aruba and Curaçao. It is a flat, riverless island renowned for its dive spots. Its tropical climate is moderated by constant trade winds from the Atlantic Ocean. The temperature is almost constant at about 27 degrees Celsius (81 degrees Fahrenheit).
Politically, Bonaire is a “special municipality” fully integrated in the Netherlands proper.

Climate

Tropical marine; little seasonal temperature variation. “Rainy” season lasts from the last week of October to the end of January, but it is still relatively dry. During rainy season, late night and early morning rains are common, usually clearing shortly after sunrise.

Terrain

The island is flat especially the southern end with hills in the north. Furthermore, it is a dry island with little rainfall and the vegetation is typical of this climate. There are few natural resources other than beaches, beautiful offshore reefs and the solar salt works. The northern part of the island is a protected park. The southern tip of the island is a great field for sea salt production. Moreover, Klein Bonaire is a small uninhabited island offshore.

Flag of Bonaire

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Country Stats

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Capital: Kralendijk
Currency: United States Dollar
Population: 16,541
Official language: Dutch