Area: 444 sq km
Population: 153 671 inhab. (estimate 2021)
Density: 346.11 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)
Member of  WTO observer

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 (% - 2020)
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 years19.6%2020
15-29 years20.8%2020


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Economy

Economy - General data
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Balance of trade- 992M US$2020
GDP3 101.79M US$2019
Economy - Employment
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Active population70 153units2018
Active population, Females52.5%2018
Economy - Unemployment
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Unemployment rate19.1%2020
Unemployment rate, Females59.9%2018
Employment by economic activity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
agriculture0.3%2018
industry13.9%2018
GDP by economic activity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
agriculture0.416%2019
industry19.601%2019
Financial data
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
International reserves1 923.5M US$2019
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Forests-Livestock-Fishing

Fishing
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
crustaceans and molluscs26$t2019
marine fishes29 188t2019
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Industry

Industry - Petrochemicals
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
bitumen34$1000 t2018
Industry - Various
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
manufacturing production278.624M US$2018
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Trade

Merchandise Export
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
2020230M US$ -
2019398M US$ -
Merchandise Import
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
20201 222M US$ -
20191 461M US$ -
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Tourism

International Tourism
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Expenditures411M US$2019
Number of arrivals464 000units2019
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Communications

Communication - Transport
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Merchant fleet63$units2021
Merchant fleet, gross tonnage1 020 213t2021
Communication - Media and telecommunication
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Broadband subscribers326.127per 1000 pop.2019
Internet users681.272per 1000 pop.2017
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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%2019
Access to improved drinking-water source99.498%2017
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