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Quick Facts
Capital The Bottom
Government NA
Currency U.S. dollar (USD)
Area 123 sq km
Population 2,000 (2010 est.)
Language Dutch, English (official)
Religion Roman Catholic 58%, Anglican 14%, other 22%
Electricity 110/60Hz (North American plug)
Calling Code +599
Internet TLD .an
Time Zone UTC -4

The uninhabited side of Saba
The uninhabited side of Saba

Saba , known as "The Unspoiled Queen" due to the protection of its unique ecosystem, is a 5 sq. mile(13 sq.km) volcanic island in the Leeward Antilles. Since it is not a reef island, it does not have the sandy beaches most notable in the Caribbean, but rather mostly cliff faces and rocky shores. The island, however, attracts tourists for the diverse and vibrant ecosystem and the unique diving experience (pinnacle diving, wall diving, etc...).

The population of Saba is 1424 people spread into four major villages and includes the 200-300 medical students attending the Saba University of Medicine. The medical school houses a hyperbaric chamber, which coincides nicely with Sabas extensive diving draw.

To view the official promotional film of Saba, comissioned by the Saba Tourist Board, follow this link

Politically, Saba is a "special municipality" fully integrated in the Netherlands proper.

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