Curacao

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Country of Curacao

Capital

Willemstad 

Official language (s)

Dutch
Papiamento (Spanish-Portuguese-Dutch-English dialect) 

Area

444 km2

Population

142.180

Ethnic groups

85% - Mixed black
15% - other (includes Carib Amerindian, white, East Asian)

Major cities
(with population)

Willemstad - 125.000
Sint Michiel Liber - 5.138
Barber - 2.424

Currency (-ies)

Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG), subdivided into 100 cents

Main religion (s)

80,1% - Roman Catholic
5,5% - Protestant
3,5% - Pentecostal
2,2% - Seventh Day Adventist

Time zone (s)

GMT – 04

Dialing code

+599-9

Climate

Curacao has a semiarid climate with a dry season from January to September and a wet season from October to December. The temperatures are relatively constant with small differences throughout the year. The trade winds bring cooling during the day and the same trade winds bring warming during the night. The coldest month is January with an average temperature of 26,5°C (80°F) and the warmest month is September with an average temperature of 28,9°C (84°F). The year's average maximum temperature is 31,2°C (88°F). The year's average minimum temperature is 25,3°C (78°F). Curacao lies outside the hurricane belt, but is still occasionally affected by hurricanes.

Administrative division

The country consists only of Curacao Island, the much smaller Klein Curacao Island, and other islets immediately offshore. 

Major airports

Willemstad: Hato International Airport (Curacao International Airport) (CUR) 







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