Geography and Landscape
Sint Eustatius is an island territory and the second smallest island of the Netherlands Antilles. Together with Saba and Sint Maarten, it belongs to the Windward Islands. The capital is Oranjestad. The island is called Statia by the local population. It is 21 km² in size.
Sint Eustatius Satellite PhotoPhoto: Public Domain
The island has three different landscapes. The northwest and southeast are volcanic landscapes. These two landscapes are distinguished by a northward sloping plain. The north is characterised by many hills. The south-east of the island is dominated by the 601-metre-high dormant stratovolcano Quill, whose highest point is called Mazinga.
Quill, stratovolcano on Sint EustatiusPhoto: Andrea Westmoreland CC 2.0 Genericno changes made
The coast of Saint Eustatius consists mainly of steep cliffs with a number of bays, where you can find small narrow sand and debris beaches.
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