Last updated on August 19th, 2023 by Editorial Staff
Curaçao is a country in North America. The official name of Curaçao is the Country of Curaçao. It shares borders with 2 countries: Aruba, and Venezuela. The people of Curaçao are called Curaçaoans. The country is situated in Southern Caribbean and is located about 65 km north of Venezuela. Curacao is a group of islands of the Lesser Antilles.
Etymology discusses where a term is considered to have originated from and how its meaning has changed over time. Etymology has been a factor in the naming of countries all across the world, and Curaçao has also been influenced. The etymology of Curaçao can be defined as; From Portuguese Curação, literally meaning “curing” but likely a Portuguese pronunciation of a native Arawak self-designation.
An ethnicity is a group or sub-group of people who are connected based on common characteristics which may include religion, origin, language, traditions, or culture. The ethnic groups in Curaçao include Curaçao, Dutch, Dominican, Colombian, Haitian, Surinamese, Venezuelan, and Aruban.
The national colors of the country are blue and yellow. The emoji flag of the country is ????????, and the ISO code is CWNL-CW.
Curaçao is known for its beautiful beaches and scuba diving spots. The national dish of Curaçao is Keshi Yena. Blue Curaçao, in addition to being a traditional beverage, is one of the country’s national drinks. The national instrument of Curaçao is Conga Drum.
The country has the time zone UTC-4:00 (AST) followed by dd/mm/yyyy as the standard date format.
The capital of the country is Willemstad, which is also the largest city in Curaçao.
The literacy rate in Curaçao is 100%.
The country’s total area is 444 km² (171 sq mi), and the total population is 155,014. The country’s terrain can be defined as; Slightly hilly with varying heights. The country’s usual climate is tropical savannah climate.
The Netherlands Antillean guilder serves as the national unit of currency, and Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten is recognized as the country’s central bank. The domain for Curaçao is .cw and the country code is +5999. The Crown is the country’s coat of arms.
Museums are known to educate and connect visitors with the nation’s history, culture, civilization, art, and architecture. The Curaçao Museum serves the same purpose and is considered one of the most significant tourist attractions. The Curaçao Museum is home to a large collection of artifacts. It has been designated as the national museum of the country.
The national dress of Curaçao is the Saya ku djèki, and 2 July is designated as National Day. In Curaçao, the majority of the population practices Roman Catholicism, Pentecostal, and Protestantism as their religion.
Nature is a blessing from God and we must protect it because it provides us with the oxygen and food to survive. It also helps to keep our environment beautiful and clean. To emphasize the significance of nature, Curaçao has selected a few forces of nature as national symbols. Curaçao’s national bird is the Troupial, while its national animal is the Flamingo. The national flower is the Kibrahacha Flower. The national tree of Curaçao is the Divi-Divi tree, and the highest peak is Sint Christoffelberg.
Sports have always played an important role in developing the social and cultural structure of Curaçao and other countries. When it comes to designating a sport as the official symbol, Football is considered the country’s national sport.
Poetry is a highly valued form of art, and many poets are considered significant national symbols of the country. The national poet of Curaçao is Frank Martinus Arion.
The country’s national anthem was written by Guillermo Rosario, Mae Henriquez, Enrique Muller, and Betty Doran. It was composed by Frater Candidus Nowens, and Errol “El Toro” Colina.
The country’s national hero is Tula. The tourism slogan of the country is “Curacao: Real. Different.”.
Gilmar Pisas is the current Prime minister of Curaçao.
Curaçao has declared Papiamentu, Dutch, and English as the country’s official languages.
|Isla de los Gigantes
|Country of Curaçao
|Southern Caribbean and is located about 65 km north of Venezuela. Curacao is a group of islands of the Lesser Antilles
|Country name etymology
|From Portuguese Curação, literally meaning “curing” but likely a Portuguese pronunciation of a native Arawak self-designation
|Tropical savannah climate
|Slightly hilly with varying heights
|2 Jul 2022
|Papiamentu, Dutch, and English
|Roman Catholicism, Pentecostal, and Protestantism
|Netherlands Antillean guilder
|Curaçao, Dutch, Dominican, Colombian, Haitian, Surinamese, Venezuelan, and Aruban
|Head of government
|Drive on the Right-hand side
|444 km² (171 sq mi)
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|Emergency telephone numbers
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The National animal of Curaçao is Flamingo
The National flower of Curaçao is Kibrahacha Flower. Botanical name is Tabebuia Billbergi.
The National bird of Curaçao is Troupial
Monkeys know which tree to climb. Even a donkey is capable of deceiving us humans. What can you expect from a pig but a grunt. To buy a pig in a poke. If a baby bird is too happy, her mother abandons her.