Bonaire Flag Day
Bonaire Flag Day is held on September 6. The flag of Bonaire was adopted in 1984. This event in the first decade of the month September is annual. Help us
Bonaire used to be a part of the Netherlands Antilles, but in 2010 that country was dissolved. This left Bonaire as a special municipality of the country of the Netherlands along with Sint Eustatius and Saba.
The island depended for centuries on only rainwater and well water. But because there is not much rainfall per year, the island has no natural freshwater sources and the population continued to grow, a water scarcity arose in the 1960s. Since then, drinking water has been extracted from seawater.
Bonaire is a highly protected environment. More than 20% of its total land mass and 100% of the waters surrounding Bonaire and Klein Bonaire are national parks and are therefore protected.
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