Curaçao

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

Capital
an lairgest ceety
Willemstad
12°7′N 68°56′W / 12.117°N 68.933°W / 12.117; -68.933
Offeecial leids
Demonym Curaçaoan
Govrenment Unitary parliamentary representative democracy unner constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Willem-Alexander
A. van der Pluijm-Vrede
Ivar Asjes[2]
Legislatur Estates o Curaçao
Autonomy within the Kinrick o the Netherlands
• Established
10 October 2010 (dissolution o the Netherlands Antilles)
Aurie
• Tot
444 km2 (171 sq mi)
Population
• 2010 census
142,180
• Density
319/km2 (826.2/sq mi) (39t)
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)
Siller Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG)
Time zone AST (UTC−4)
Drives on the right
Cawin code +599 9
Internet TLD .cw, .an a
  1. ^ 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.

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. "Regering Curaçao beëdigd" (in Dutch). 7 Juin 2013. Retrieved 7 Juin 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)