The island of Curaçao is located in the southwestern Caribbean and is just 44 miles north of South America with a population of 138,000. Ninety percent of the local population speaks Papiamentu, a native (Creole) language. The official language is Dutch. English and Spanish are widely spoken. The island's capital is Willemstad (which is divided into two parts: Punda and Otrobanda).
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