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Broad human diversity

The blood of several dozen world areas runs through the veins of the island residents.


Curacao lies below the traditional hurricane paths.


Curacao is one of the "ABC" islands (referring to Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao) as well as a political part of the Netherlands Antilles, which in turn is under the umbrella of Holland.


Dutch is the official language, but English and the Dutch-African linguistic amalgam Papiamento are widely spoken.

Island statistics

Curacao is 60 kilometers (37 miles) in length and 11 kilometers (7 miles) in width. It has nearly 200,000 residents and 400,000 visitors.

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