Monday, June 6, 2022

Sint Eustatius

We just learned about the country of Bermuda

Let's learn a little about the country of Sint Eustatius!

This country is in the Caribbean, north of South America, next to other Caribbean islands.
It is about 21 square kilometers, and about 3,000 people live there.
The people in this country speak either English or Dutch.

(from: wikipedia - sint eustatius)

The flag of Sint Eustatius is blue, with red lines and a white diamond in the middle, and on the white diamond is a yellow star and a green picture of the island.
Blue is for the ocean, red is for the delonix regia tree, the diamond is for a diamond waterfall on the island, and the yellow star is for unity.

(from: wikipedia - flag of sint eustatius)

Visiting this country you might go see the big volcano called The Quill.
It is 601 meters high, and the name comes from the Dutch word kuil which means hole, because it has a volcanic crater in the middle, with a rainforest full of tropical trees and plants.

(from: wikipedia - the quill (volcano))

There is a type of tree that grows in the area called the Delonix Regia that blooms in bright red colors.
When the slaves were freed on the island, they used this tree as a symbol of freedom.

(from: wikipedia - delonix regia)

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