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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Curacao

Country of Curaçao
Land Curaçao  (Dutch)
Pais Kòrsou  (Papiamento)
Anthem: "Himno di Kòrsou"
(English: "Anthem of Curaçao")
Location of Curaçao
Location of Curaçao (circled in red)
Sovereign stateKingdom of the Netherlands
Before separationNetherlands Antilles
Country status10 October 2010
and largest city
12°7′N 68°56′W / 12.117°N 68.933°W / 12.117; -68.933
Official languages
Ethnic groups
75.4% Curaçao
9% Dutch
3.6% Dominican
3% Colombian
1.2% Haitian
1.2% Surinamese
1.1% Venezuelan
1.1% Aruban
0.9% unspecified
6% other[2]
GovernmentParliamentary representative democracy within a constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
• Governor
Lucille George-Wout
• Speaker
Charetti America-Francisca
Gilmar Pisas
LegislatureParliament of Curaçao
• Total
444[3] km2 (171 sq mi)
Highest elevation
375 m (1,230 ft)
• 2021 estimate
155,000[4] (190th)
• Density
349.13/km2 (904.2/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2021[5] estimate
• Total
$5.5 billion (184th)
• Per capita
$35,484 (45th)
GDP (nominal)2021 estimate
• Total
$3.5 billion[4] (149th)
• Per capita
$22,581 (40th)
HDI (2012)0.811[6]
very high
CurrencyNetherlands Antillean guilder
(US dollar also available) (ANG)
Time zoneUTC-4:00 (AST)
Mains electricity127 V–50 Hz
Driving sideright
Calling code+5999
ISO 3166 code
Internet TLD.cw


Curaçao, officially the Country of Curaçao, is a Lesser Antilles island country in the southern Caribbean Sea and the Dutch Caribbean region, about 65 km (40 mi) north of the Venezuelan coast. It is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Together with Aruba and Bonaire, it forms the ABC islands. Collectively, Curaçao, Aruba, and other Dutch islands in the Caribbean are often called the Dutch Caribbean.