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Willemstad - Curaçao
Willemstad - Curaçao

Willemstad

A view of the iconic Handelskade Waterfront of Willemstad as seen from the Queen Emma Bridge.
Photo by Cole Marshall

CURAÇAO

Carribean

CURAÇAO

Curaçao flagCarribean

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    Capital:Willemstad

    Location:Caribbean, an island in the Caribbean Sea, 55 km off the coast of Venezuela

    Currency:Netherlands Antillean guilders (ANG)

    Area:444 sq km

    Population:151,885 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:Papiamento (official) (a creole language that is a mixture of Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, English, and, to a lesser extent, French, as well as elements of African languages and the language of the Arawak) 80%, Dutch (official) 8.8%, Spanish 5.6%, English (official) 3.1%, other 2.3%, unspecified 0.3% (2011 est.)

    Religion:Roman Catholic 72.8%, Pentecostal 6.6%, Protestant 3.2%, Adventist 3%, Jehovah's Witness 2%, Evangelical 1.9%, other 3.8%, none 6%, unspecified 0.6% (2011 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC-4

    Tel Code:+599

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