Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 496

A bit of Saban History Saba is the smallest special municipality of the Netherlands. SABA SIZE 1,824 (2013) 13 sq. kilometers In 1493 the island was sighted by Christopher Columbus. OFFICIAL LANGUAGE CAPITAL CITY Dutch but English is widely spoken The Bottom In 1632 English sailors, shipwrecked, landed on Saba. CURRENCY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE In 1640, the Dutch West Indian Company brought people over to Saba in order to colonize the island. They were already settled on the neighbouring island of St. Eustatius. POPULATION United States Dollar 260 C / 800 F Conflict between Britain and The Netherlands resulted in the Dutch being chased off the island by the British pirate, Henry Morgan. For the next 200 years, the island was controlled at various times by the Dutch, Spanish, French and English. In 1816, the Dutch won control and the island remains a municipality of The Netherlands today. Saba St. Kitts & Nevis Photo Credit: Z.ePhotography