Curaçao

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Updates: 

I added a population history from source [1].

Country overview: 

Short nameCuraçao
ISO codeCW
FIPS codeUC
LanguageDutch (nl)
Time zone-4
CapitalWillemstad

 

Curaçao was part of the Netherlands Antilles, a colony of the Netherlands, until 2010-10-10. On that date it became an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Other names of country: 

  1. Russian: Кюрасао
  2. Spanish: Curazao

Origin of name: 

possibly from Portuguese coração: heart, or curação: healing; or from an ethnic name.

Primary subdivisions: 

Curaçao has no known administrative divisions.

CountryHASCPopulationArea(km.²)Area(mi.²)Capital
CuraçaoCW.CU150,563444171Willemstad

Territorial extent: 

The country consists only of Curaçao Island, the much smaller Klein Curaçao Island, and other islets immediately offshore.

Change history: 

2010-10-10: Curaçao was split from the former Netherlands Antilles. In its previous status, its HASC code was AN.CU.

Population history:

DatePopulation
1930 50,165
1960-12-31125,181
1971-12-31146,884
1981-02-01147,388
1992-01-27144,097
2001-01-29130,627
2011-03-26150,563

Sources: 

  1. [1] Eerste Resultaten Census 2011  (First Results of the 2011 Census). Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek, Willemstad, 2012-07-31 (retrieved 2014-01-31).
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