St. Eustatius is an island area and the second smallest island belonging to the Dutch Caribbean. It is part of the Windward Islands and continues up to Saba and St. Maarten. Statia is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Its neighbors are St. Kitts-Nevis, Saba, and St. Maarten. St. Eustatius is the southernmost island of the Windward Islands, and it’s about 2.8 miles wide and 5.6 miles long. The island has a total area of about 9.2 square miles.
The historic capital
The capital of Oranjestad (meaning “Orange Town” in Dutch) lies in the middle of St. Eustatius. The city is located on the west side of Oranje Bay. Previously, Oranjestad was an important center for trade.