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Curacao facts

  • Name: Curacao
  • Capital City: Willemstad (140,000 pop.)
  • Curacao Population: 146,836 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Netherlands Antillean Guilder
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    Netherlands Antillean Guilder

    100 Netherlands Antillean Guilders
  • Ethnicity: mixed African/European Afro-Caribbean (majority), smaller percentages of Dutch, Latin American, French, Asian, Portuguese and Levantine
  • GDP total: $2.838 billion (2010 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $15,000 (2010 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • 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, LagĂșn
  • 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%
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