Curação Is The World's Newest Country

This information originated in American English.

October 11, 2010

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao -  Congratulating Hilton Curação for the country's independence! The Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao is now an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands as of Oct.10, 2010.

The change in Curaçao's status to that of being an independent nation within the Dutch Kingdom translates to more tax dollars available for tourism development.

Selected as one of the top 10 Destinations for 2010 by, Curaçao - a UNESCO World Heritage site - boasts an eclectic mix of history and culture that welcomes visitors to this unique island paradise. With its pristine dive sites, secluded beaches, championship golf and rich local cuisine, Curaçao offers a little something for everyone - from the adventure traveler to those who simply want to unwind and enjoy its perfect climate.

Curaçao enjoys an ideal locale, situated in between Aruba and Bonaire, just 35 miles north of Venezuela. Unlike many Caribbean islands, Curaçao sits on the fringe of the hurricane belt, and has avoided hurricane activity for 123 years.

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