Saba

   The smallest of the three Dutch Windward (Bovenwindse) or “SSS” Netherlands Antilles. Its 1,500 inhabitants are descendents of African slaves and people from Scotland, Ireland, and the Dutch province of Zeeland. The Spanish, Dutch, French, and English have occupied Saba at various times since its discovery in 1493. Sugar, rum, and fishing became its main economic activities. In 1632, the Dutch colonized the island for the first time. It has been a Dutch possession continuously since 1816, at present governed by one authority and two deputies, from the chief town The Bottom. The Saba council has five members. The volcano Mount Scenery, at 887 meters (2,910 feet), is the highest point of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. From 1938, the only road on the island was constructed on its steep slopes. English is the main language and day-trippers are the most important source of earnings nowadays. In 2004, Saba’s majority voted for a direct constitutional relationship with the Netherlands, just like Bonaire. This will be realized in 2008.

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.

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