Since 1950 Curaçao has seen a 60% population rise, taking the island from 100,000 people up to 162,500 as of 2019. It is projected that 2095 could see growth to up to as many as 189,000 people.
Curacao is an island located in the Caribbean. It is classified as a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It was established in 2010 following the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles. This island is about 171 square miles and has a population estimated to be 160,012. Curacao has a population density of over 932 inhabitants per square mile.
The capital of this country is Willemstad. Willemstad was once the capital of the Netherlands Antilles prior to its dissolution. In addition to being the capital, this is also the most populous city with a population of about 150,000 inhabitants.
Curacao is a polyglot. In other words, more than one language is spoken. The official languages of Curacao are English, Papiamentu, and Dutch. Dutch is the only language used for legal and administrative purposes. Most inhabitants speak at least two of the official languages.
When it comes to ethnicity, the largest ethnic group is of Black African descent. However, you can also find minority populations of Latin American, French, Dutch, Asian, Portuguese, and Levantine throughout Curacao.
Nearly three-quarters of the population is Roman Catholic. There are also smaller groups of Protestants, Adventists, Evangelicals, and other religions.
This nation has a well-developed economy and a high standard of living. It has one of the highest nominal GDPs per capita in the world. There are many different industries that contribute to the strong economy. Tourism is one, although this nation is less-dependent on tourism than other countries in the Caribbean. Still, over 600,000 cruise passengers alone traveled to Curacao in 2013. The tourism industry is expected to continue growing, especially with the upgrades made to Hato International Airport.