Maritime boundaries of the Caribbean part of the Kingdom

In the Caribbean Sea, the Kingdom shares several boundaries with other states. This has resulted in several boundary treaties. Boundaries have also been established between the various countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. All boundaries, limits and zones are available below.

Downloads maritime zones Caribbean part of the Kingdom of The Netherlands
Maritime zones Aruba
Maritime zones Caribbean Netherlands
Maritime zones Curacao
Maritime zones Sint Maarten

Boundaries with other states in the Caribbean Sea

The maritime boundary between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Venezuela is laid down in a treaty. The boundary consists of 4 sectors:

  • Sector A delimits the area west of Aruba.
  • Sector B delimits the area south of Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire.
  • Sector C delimits the area east of Bonaire.
  • Sector D delimits the border south of Saba and Sint Eustatius and the Venezuelan island of Aves.

The maritime boundary with France is laid down in a treaty as well. This is a maritime boundary at both the west and the east side of the island of Sint Maarten (NL) / Saint Martin (FR). The eastern boundary is also the boundary with French Saint Barthélemy.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands also shares maritime boundaries with states that have not yet been officially laid down. These are:

  • United Kingdom (Anguilla)
  • United States (American Virgin Islands)
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Dominican Republic (northern boundary of Aruba and Curaçao)

Maritime boundaries within the Kingdom

The boundaries between Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and the Caribbean Netherlands are laid down by law. Saba and Sint Eustatius have only established a division of the territorial sea of these two islands of the Caribbean part of the Kingdom.

Overview of legislation
Act Geographic scope Year Geodetic datum

Boundary Delimitation Treaty between the Republic of Venezuela and the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Caribbean part of the Kingdom

1978

NAD27 (Saba, Sint Maarten);
PSAD56 (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao)

Territorial sea of the Kingdom in the Netherlands Antilles (Extension) Act

Caribbean part of the Kingdom

1985

Decree governing the implementation of section 1 of the Territorial Sea of the Kingdom in the Netherlands Antilles (Extension) Act 1985

Caribbean part of the Kingdom

1985

NAD27 (Saba, Sint Maarten);
PSAD56 (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao)

Maritime Boundary between the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba (Establishment) Act

Caribbean part of the Kingdom

1985

PSAD56

Exclusive Economic Zone (Establishment) Act

Kingdom

1999

Contiguous Zone (Establishment) Act

Kingdom

2005

Contiguous Zone (Demarcation) Decree

Kingdom

2006

Decree on the limits of the Caribbean Exclusive Economic Zone

Caribbean part of the Kingdom

2010

Act on the Demarcation of the Sea Boundaries between Curaçao and Bonaire, and between Sint Maarten and Saba

Caribbean part of the Kingdom

2010

WGS84

Decree on the boundaries of the public bodies Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

Caribbean Netherlands

2010

WGS84