Dominican Republic–Netherlands (Aruba, Bonaire & Curaçao)

On 5 July 2021, the Dominican Republic and the Netherlands—acting on behalf of its autonomous countries of Aruba and Curaçao—reached a bilateral agreement that defines the maritime boundary delimiting their overlapping maritime entitlements in the central Caribbean. The boundary, which is a geodesic line connecting the eastern and western tripoints with Venezuela, is based on the principal of equidistance.

The effect of this new boundary line has been to close the gap that resulted from previous boundary agreements that both parties had reached with Venezuela, the Netherlands in 1978, and the Dominican Republic in 1979. The 2021 boundary between the Dominican Republic and the Netherlands runs in an east to west direction that spans a distance of 43 nautical miles.

Map showing the maritime boundary between Dominican Republic and Netherlands

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