Area: 444 sq km
Population: 160 012 inhab. (estimate 2018)
Density: 360.39 inhab./sq km
Capital: Willemstad (chief town) 150 000 inhab. (2013);
Prime Minister: Eugene Rhuggenaath, in office since 29 May 2017
Internet: www.cbs.cw (Central Bureau of Statistics)

Curaçao

Curaçao, Kòrsou
Useful information

GMT  -4
DST  not applied


Politics and current affairs

When the Netherlands Antilles were dissolved (10 October 2010), the island became an independent state within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, represented by a Governor. The unicameral Parliament has 21 members elected for four years.

Administrative division

Cities
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Willemstad150 000inhab.2013
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Population

Population by age and gender (% - 2018)
75+
60-74
45-59
30-44
15-29
0-14
MALEAGEFEMALE
Demographic statistics
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Birth rate9.72017
Death rate8.92017
Religions
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Catholic72.8%2011
other Christian18.4%2011


Languages
DESCRIPTION
Dutch (official)
English (official)
Population by selected age groups
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
0-14 years19.9%2018
15-29 years21.3%2018


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Economy

Economy - General data
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Balance of trade-1 190M US$2018
GDP3 116.61M US$2017
Economy - Employment
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Active population70 153units2018
Active population, Females52.5%2018
Economy - Unemployment
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Unemployment rate13.4%2018
Unemployment rate, Females59.9%2018
Employment by economic activity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
agriculture0.3%2018
industry13.9%2018
GDP by economic activity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
agriculture0.4%2016
industry19.8%2016
Financial data
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
International reserves1 937M US$2016
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Forests-Livestock-Fishing

Fishing
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
crustaceans and molluscs26t2017
marine fishes33 347t2017
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Industry

Industry - Petrochemicals
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
bitumen4631000 t2016
Industry - Various
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
manufacturing production315.4M US$2017
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Trade

Merchandise Export
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
2018630M US$ -
2017477M US$ -
Merchandise Import
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
20181 820M US$ -
20171 479M US$ -
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Tourism

International Tourism
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Expenditures457M US$2017
Number of arrivals399 000units2017
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Communications

Communication - Transport
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Merchant fleet82units2018
Merchant fleet, gross tonnage1 215 793t2018
Communication - Media and telecommunication
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Mobiles1 165per 1000 pop.2018
Telephone lines366.4per 1000 pop.2018
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Social and welfare

Social statistics - Education
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Expected years of schooling18.4years2013
Graduates201units2013
Social statistics - Students and Teachers by level
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Students, primary level20 812units2013
Students, secondary level11 219units2013
Social statistics - Health
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Hospital beds7.9per 1000 pop.2012
Physicians1.9per 1000 pop.2012
Other social indicators
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Access to electricity100%2017
CO2 emissions4.1M t2016
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