Curaçao is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, off the Venezuelan coast. The Country of Curaçao, which includes the main island plus the small, uninhabited island of Klein Curaçao ("Little Curaçao"), is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Its capital is Willemstad. Curaçao is the largest and most populous of the three ABC islands (for Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao) of the Lesser Antilles, specifically the Leeward Antilles. It has a land area of 444 square kilometers
The island can extensively be enjoyed in a culinary, sportive and cultural way. Curacao is a diver’s island. With an area of 38 miles long and about 3 to 9 miles wide, Curacao is the largest island of the Dutch Antilles. Curacao is located in the southwest of the Caribbean Sea at 45 miles from Venezuela, a nine hours flight from Amsterdam and about three hours from Miami, USA. Because of this location Curacao is outside the hurricane belt. The average temperature of 28 degrees Celsius and the cool breeze from the consistent East wind, provide a pleasant climate on Curacao. The official languages on Curacao are Papiamento, Dutch and English.
Whether you already live on Curacao, want to live here or just want to enjoy your holiday here, you will always be amazed by the diversity of this colorful island. Enjoy the beautiful beaches, pleasant temperatures, the interesting culture, bustling nightlife, beautiful historic buildings, rich flora and fauna and much more!
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Meaning of Curaçao
The most popular theory is that the Spanish named the island "Corazón" (Spanish for "heart") for its heart shape, which later became "Curaçao", derived from the Portuguese word for heart, "Coração"
|Country of Curaçao||Land Curaçao (Dutch) / Pais kòrsou (Papiamento)|
|Anthem||Himno di Kòrsou|
|Capital (and largest (City)||Willemstad|
|Monarch: Queen Beatrix
Governor: Frits Goedgedrag
Prime Minister: Gerrit Schotte
|Legislatur||Estates of Curaçao|
|Autonomy within the
Kingdom of the Netherlands
|Date 10 October 2010
|Area||Total 444 km2 / 171.4 sq mi|
|Population||2009 census 141,766|
|Density||319/km2 (ranked as part of N.A.) 821/sq mi|
|Currency||Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG)|
|Drives||on the right|
|Internet TLD||.an & .cw|