Where is Curacao?

Located in the Caribbean, Curacao is an island nation.

Curacao is a North American country covering 444.00 km2. This makes it the 43rd smallest region in the world and about half the size of New York City. Its geographic coordinates are 12 10 N, 69 00 W and Willemstad is the capital city.

Curacao is said to have been derived from "Isla de la Curacion", Spanish for "Island of the Cure".

Its ISO code is CW.


Curacao has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Caribbean Sea. Its highest elevation is Mt. Christoffel which is 372m above tall.

It has a tropical marine climate that is affected by northeast trade winds. It generally has a low, hilly terrain.


Curacao has a population of 149,035 making it the 187th largest in the world. The largest settlement on the island is the city of Willemstad.

Papiamento, Dutch, and English are official languages. The majority ethnic group is Afro-Caribbean. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is 599.


It is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Its constitution was last ratified in 2010.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Curacao's GDP is $3,128,000,000.00 (USD) with $15,000.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 185th largest economy and its citizens the 104th richest in the world. The currency of Curacao is the Guilder (ANG). Its main export is petroleum products. Its major imports include crude petroleum, food, and manufactures.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017