Description: The Political Map of Curaçao showing names of capital city, cities, islands, towns, states, provinces and boundaries with neighbouring countries.
Curacao is an island that can be found in the southern Caribbean Sea and it is a part of the Dutch Caribbean. The island is a country and includes the main inhabited island and the smaller uninhabited Klein Curacao or Little Curacao. The country is a part of the Kingdom of Netherlands. The island covers 444km2 of land which is inhabited by more than 150000 citizens. The capital city is called Willemstad.
Curacao is a part of the ABC islands along with Aruba and Bonaire. It is located to the south of the coast of Venezuela. Both Trinidad and Tobago along with the ABC Islands are situated on the continental shelf of South America. Hence they are considered as a part of South America as far as geographical terminology is concerned.
The area experiences two major seasons in the form of a wet season and a dry season. The latter stretches from January to September as the former occupies the rest of the year. The temperatures remain almost the same owing to the tropical savannah climate. The trade winds bring in cool breeze during daytime and warm air during the night. January is the coldest month of the year whereas September is the hottest. The difference between the average temperatures of these months is a mere 2.4 degrees.
The Island is just outside the Hurricane Belt of the Caribbean Sea. But this doesn't stop a few hurricanes from leaving their marks on the area. Hurricanes Hazel, Anna, Felix and Omar are classic examples from the recent past.
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