Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 524

STATIA St. Eustatius was first seen by Christopher Columbus in 1492. It changed hands twenty-two times but since 1818 has remained a Dutch colony. It was an important, wealthy island under the Dutch and because of its wealth, was known as “The Golden Rock”. www.statia-tourism.com ST. EUSTATIUS POPULATION SIZE 3,543 (2010) 32 sq. kilometers OFFICIAL LANGUAGE CAPITAL CITY Dutch but English & Papiamentu are widely used Oranjestad CURRENCY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE United States Dollar 230 C / 730 F Sint Eustatius St. Kitts & Nevis Photo Credit: TripAdvisor