The Library of Congress > LCCN Permalink

View this record in:  MARCXML | LC Authorities & Vocabularies | VIAF (Virtual International Authority File)External Link

Kralendijk (Bonaire)

LC control no.n 97062913
Descriptive conventionsrda
Geographic headingKralendijk (Bonaire)
    Browse this term in  LC Authorities  or the  LC Catalog
Geographic subdivision usageBonaire--Kralendijk
Variant(s)Playa (Bonaire)
Associated countryBonaire
Found inB&B map. Bonaire 1:60 000, road map, 1996?: map verso (Kralendijk)
GEOnet 6-19-97 (Kralendijk, ppl, 12°09ʹ00ʺN 68°16ʹ00ʺW; Netherlands Antilles)
Lippincott (Kralendijk, chief town of Bonaire, Du. West Indies)
Web. geog. (Kralendijk, chief town on Bonaire I., Netherlands Antilles, on w coast)
Britannica online, August 14, 2015 (Bonaire, island and special municipality within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in the westernmost group of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. The capital is Kralendijk)
Wikipedia, August 14, 2015 (Kralendijk is the capital city and main port of the island of Bonaire in the Caribbean Netherlands. The language spoken in the town is Papiamentu, but Dutch and English are widely used. In Dutch, Koralendijk (of which the name Kralendijk is a degeneration) means "coral reef" or "coral dike". In Papiamentu, the town is often called Playa or "beach"; Fort Oranje was built in 1639 to defend Bonaire's main harbor. The fort was extensively modified during the end of the seventeenth century. The English settlement of "Playa" was established adjacent to the fort in 1810. The town was renamed "Kralendijk" by the Dutch colonial rulers in about 1840; 12.1507°N 68.2767°W)
Geographic area codenwco---