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Willemstad - Curaçao
Willemstad - Curaçao


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





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Capital: Willemstad

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

Government: Country of Curacao

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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