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Kintra o Curaçao

Land Curaçao  (Dutch)
Pais Kòrsou  (Papiamento)
Banner o Curaçao
Coat o airms o Curaçao
Coat o airms
AnthemHimno 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)

and largest city
12°7′N 68°56′W / 12.117°N 68.933°W / 12.117; -68.933
Offeecial leids
GovrenmentUnitary pairlamentary representative democracy unner constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
• Govrenor
Lucille George-Wout
Eugene Rhuggenaath
LegislaturEstates o Curaçao
Autonomy within the Kinrick o the Netherlands
• Established
10 October 2010 (dissolution o the Netherlands Antilles)
• Total
444 km2 (171 sq mi)
• 2010 census
• Density
319/km2 (826.2/sq mi) (39t)
GDP (PPP)2008[2] estimate
• Total
US$2.838 billion (177t)
• Per capita
US$20,567 (46t)
GDP (nominal)2008[2] estimate
• Tot
US$5.08 billion (149th)
• Per capita
US$36,200 (28t)
CurrencyNetherlands Antillean guilder (ANG)
Time zoneUTC−4 (AST)
Drivin sideright
Cawin code+599 9
ISO 3166 codeCW
Internet TLD.cw, .an a
  1. ^ Tae be discontinued.
Handelskade in Willemstad, Curaçao

Curaçao (Dutch: Curaçao, [kyraˈsʌu̯]; Papiamento: Kòrsou) is an island in the soothren Caribbean Sea, aff the Venezuelan coast. The Kintra o Curaçao (Dutch: Land Curaçao;[3] Papiamento: Pais Kòrsou),[4] 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[5] (Dutch: Eilandgebied Curaçao, Papiamentu: Teritorio Insular di Kòrsou), ane o five island territories o the umwhile Netherlands Antilles.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "LANDSVERORDENING van de 28ste maart 2007 houdende vaststelling van de officiële talen (Landsverordening officiële talen)" (in Dutch). Government of the Netherlands. Retrieved 27 Julie 2013.
  2. a b COUNTRY COMPARISON GDP PURCHASING POWER PARITY Archived 2009-05-13 at the Wayback Machine, Central Intelligence Agency.
  3. Formal name according to Art. 1 para 1 Constitution of Curaçao Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine (Dutch version)
  4. Formal name according to Art. 1 para 1 Constitution of Curaçao Archived 2009-09-02 at the Wayback Machine (Papiamentu version)
  5. 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)