A warm welcome to Curaçao. Curaçao is a constituent country within the Dutch Kingdom alongside The Netherlands (Europe), Aruba, Bonaire, Saba, St. Eustatius and the Dutch side of St. Maarten. St. Martin is French. Official language is Papiamentu and Dutch. But English and Spanish are widely spoken.
Location: Southern Caribbean Sea: 12.2oN, 69oW. Curaçao is 60 km/37.3 miles long and 444km2/171 sq miles. About 60 km/37 miles from the Venezuelan coast. Width: between 3/1.9 and 11 km/6.8 miles. Highest point Mt. Christoffel at 375m/1240ft.
Average yearly temperature: Record high 38.3C/100.9F, record low 17.3C/63.1F.
Warmest month September, coolest month January. Currency is the Antillean Guilder (Nafls/ANG) and pegged to the USD 1.79. So USD is accepted everywhere. Population: 156.223 inhabitants. Religion: 91% is Christian (mostly Catholic) and almost all other religions like Seventh Adventists, Jew, Protestant, Hindu, Baptist and more. With 139 nationalities living on the island it is a very great mix of culture, food and customs which blend peacefully together.
Largest income on the island is the oil refinery, then tourism and off-shore banking. National Holiday: July 2nd (National Flag and Anthem day since 1984).The city of Willemstad is a World Heritage Site of the UNESCO since 1997. With the color full buildings it is worth seeing. Did you knew that in the past all houses where white? Let us tell you the story. Curaçao has more than 36 pristine beaches, blue waters and breathtaking scenes.
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