Language: Papiamentu (a Spanish-Portuguese-Dutch-English dialect) 81.2%, Dutch (official) 8%, Spanish 4%, English 2.9%, other 3.9%
Largest Cities: (by population) Willemstad, Sint Michiel Liber, Barber, Dorp Soto, Newport, Sabana Westpunt, Dorp Sint Willebrordus, Lagún
Name: There are many disputed theories behind the origin of Curacao's name. The more popular suggests that it was derived from the Portuguese word for "heart", the word "coracao", due to its importance and central position for trade.
National Day: April 30
Religion: Roman Catholic 80.1%, Protestant 5.5%, none 4.6%, Pentecostal 3.5%, Seventh Day Adventist 2.2%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.7%, Jewish 0.8%, other 1.3%, not reported 0.3%