Curaçao

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Kintra o Curaçao
Land Curaçao (Dutch)
Pais Kòrsou (Papiamento)
Anthem: Himno di Kòrsou
Anthem of Curaçao
Location o  Curaçao  (circled in reid)in the Caribbean  (licht yellae)
Location o  Curaçao  (circled in reid)

in the Caribbean  (licht yellae)

Caipital
an lairgest ceety
Willemstad
12°7′N 68°56′W / 12.117°N 68.933°W / 12.117; -68.933
Offeecial leids
Demonym Curaçaoan
Government Unitary parliamentary representative democracy unner constitutional monarchy
 -  Monarch Willem-Alexander
 -  Actin Govrenor A. van der Pluijm-Vrede
 -  Prime Meenister Ivar Asjes[2]
Legislatur Estates o Curaçao
Autonomy within the Kinrick o the Netherlands
 -  Established 10 October 2010 (dissolution o the Netherlands Antilles) 
Aurie
 -  Total 444 km2
171.4 sq mi 
Population
 -  2010 census 142,180
 -  Densitie 319/km2 (39t)
821/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2008[3] estimate
 -  Total US$2.838 billion (177t)
 -  Per capita US$20,567 (46t)
GDP (nominal) 2008[3] estimate
 -  Total US$5.08 billion (149th)
 -  Per capita US$36,200 (28t)
Currency Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG)
Time zone AST (UTC−4)
Drives on the right
Cawin code +599 9
Internet TLD .cw, .an a
a. ^ Tae be discontinued.

Curaçao (/ˈkjʊərəs/ KEWR-ə-sow; Dutch: Curaçao;[4][5] Papiamentu: Kòrsou) is an island in the soothren Caribbean Sea, aff the Venezuelan coast. The Kintra o Curaçao (Dutch: Land Curaçao;[6] Papiamento: Pais Kòrsou),[7] which includes the main island plus the smaa, uninhabitit island o Klein Curaçao ("Little Curaçao"), is a constituent kintra o the Kinrick o the Netherlands. It haes a population o ower 140,000 on an aurie o 444 km2 (171 sq mi) an its caipital is Willemstad.

Prior tae 10 October 2010, when the Netherlands Antilles wis dissolved, Curaçao wis admeenistered as the Island Territory o Curaçao[8] (Dutch: Eilandgebied Curaçao, Papiamentu: Teritorio Insular di Kòrsou), ane o five island territories o the umwhile Netherlands Antilles.

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  1. "LANDSVERORDENING van de 28ste maart 2007 houdende vaststelling van de officiële talen (Landsverordening officiële talen)" (in Dutch). Government of the Netherlands. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  2. "Regering Curaçao beëdigd" (in Dutch). 7 June 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 COUNTRY COMPARISON GDP PURCHASING POWER PARITY, Central Intelligence Agency.
  4. Dutch pronunciation: [kyrɐˈsʌu̯]
  5. Mangold, Max (2005). "Curaçao". In Dr. Franziska Münzberg. Aussprachewörterbuch. Mannheim: Duden Verlag. ISBN 978-3-411-04066-7. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  6. Formal name according to Art. 1 para 1 Constitution of Curaçao (Dutch version)
  7. Formal name according to Art. 1 para 1 Constitution of Curaçao (Papiamentu version)
  8. English name used by the Government of Curaçao and the Government of the Netherlands Antilles (English was an official language of the Netherlands Antilles and the Island Territory of Curaçao)