Curacao

Dutch flagCuracao is another flat island, with a high point of just 1200 feet on the northern side. Unlike the other islands of the Caribbean, Curacoa is semi-arid, and it more closely resembles scrubland than a tropical island.

Its craggy coastline conceals numerous sheltered bays and inlets, which form natural harbors. However, the currents around the northern coast are very strung, and pose a hazard to ships.

Curacao is locted close to Aruba and, like Aruba was first settled by the Spanish, the island was sold to the Dutch and turned into a major trading center, and the capital Willemstand, protected Fort Willemstand grew rapidly.

Curacao

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