Where is Curacao located?


Quick Answer

According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Cura��ao is an island in the Caribbean Sea, located around 37 miles north of Venezuela's coastline. It is at near the southwest extreme of the Lesser Antilles and remains under Dutch control as part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Where is Curacao located?
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Full Answer

The capital city of Cura��ao is Willemstad. The Spanish were the first settlers, arriving in 1527. The Dutch settled the island and made it an important trade center for the Dutch West India Company. Cura��ao had a turbulent history and was invaded by competing privateers several times. The Dutch have been in control of Cura��ao since 1816.

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