Curaçao

Official nameCountry of Curaçao
Name in local languageCountry of Curaçao (en) ; Land Curaçao (nl) ; Pais Kòrsou (pap)
ContinentAmericas
SubcontinentCaribbean
Population (ranking: 202e)160,012 inhabitants (2018)
Population growth-0.20 % / year
Area444 km²
Density360.39 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 186e)3.117 billions $USD (2017)
GDP/capita (ranking)19,481 $USD (2017)
GDP growth-1.70 % / year (2017)
Life expectancy (ranking)78.10 years (2017)
Birth rate9.70 ‰ (2017)
Fertility rate1.50 children / woman (2017)
Death rate (ranking)8.90 ‰ (2017)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)10.30 ‰ (2017)
Literacy rate100.00 % (2018)
Official languagesDutch, Papiamentu, English
CurrencyNetherlands Antillean guilder (ANG)
HDI (ranking: 75e)0.811 / 1 (2012)
EPI (ranking)unknown
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary representative democracy under constitutional monarchy (Autonomy within the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Head of StateKing Willem-Alexander
National Day2 July
ISO CodesCW, CUW
DemonymCuraçaoan, Dutch
Tourists (ranking)1,033,206 people (2017)
Curaçao – petite

Curaçao is one of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles (Caribbean), forming an autonomous state within the Kingdom of the Netherlands since the dissolution of the Federation of the Netherlands Antilles on October 10, 2010. It has about 160,000 inhabitants for an area of 444 km2. Its capital is Willemstad. It is located off the coast of Venezuela.

Grote Knip beach, Curaçao
Grote Knip beach, Curaçao. Photo:Jorgen Hendriksen
Willemstad, Curaçao
Willemstad, Curaçao, Matthew T Rader
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Urban areas (2018)
Urban areasPopulation
Willemstad160,012 inhabitants
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See also