Curacao profile

  • Territory: Curacao
  • Status: Autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Population: 142,000
  • Capital: Willemstad
  • Area: 444 sq km (171 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Dutch, Papiamento, English
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 73 years (men), 79 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: Netherlands Antillean guilder (NAf.) to be replaced by Caribbean guilder in January 2012
  • Main export: Petroleum products
  • GNI per capita: US $13,162 (UN, 2003)
  • Internet domain: .an
  • International dialling code: +599

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