Prayer times in Curaçao
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Payer Times for Cities in Curaçao
Curaçao is an island country in the southern Caribbean Sea, about 65 kilometers north of the Venezuelan coast. It is one of the ABC islands along with Aruba and Bonaire, a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Spanning around 444 square kilometers, it is home to roughly 160,000 people, a melting pot of cultures including Dutch, Afro-Caribbean, and indigenous Arawak. Willemstad, the capital, is well-known for its Dutch colonial architecture, with the colorful Handelskade district as the crown jewel. The entire city center has the distinction of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite the island's generally arid terrain, there are numerous small, appealing beaches scattered along its southern coast. The island is also famous for its coral reefs which offer spectacular scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities. The economy hinges mainly on tourism, oil refining, and offshore finance. Dutch, Papiamentu, and English are the official languages spoken here. Curaçao's rich and vibrant cultural life is exemplified by its music scenes, including the tambú, a local music and dance genre, the Carnival celebrations, and the renowned Blue Curaçao liqueur. Curaçao also hosts several sports events, notably in baseball, and its local fauna and flora is a testament to nature's resilience in an arid climate.