Curacao is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, some 40 miles off the coast of Venezuela. Curacao's capital is Willemstad, it is historic centre consists of two quarters: Punda and Otrobanda.
They are separated by the St. Anna bay, an inlet that leads into the large natural harbour called the 'Schottegat'.
The city center of Willemstad boasts an array of colonial architecture that is influenced by Dutch styles. The city center, with its peculiar architecture and beautiful harbour entry, has been made a world heritage site by UNESCO.

The population is 137,094 people (as of January 2007) composed of 40-50 different nationalities
Dutch (official) and Papiamentu. Many speak English and Spanish as well.

Curacao has no rivers and very little rain. The water comes from a modern desalination plant.

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