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Curacao: Geography#

LocationCaribbean, an island in the Caribbean Sea - 55 km off the coast of Venezuela
Geographic Coordinates12 10 N, 69 00 W 12.166667,-69.0
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline364 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
highest point: Mt. Christoffel, 372m
Highest Mountains
Terraingenerally low, hilly terrain
Natural HazardsCuracao is south of the Caribbean hurricane belt and is rarely threatened
Natural Resourcecalcium phosphates, aloes, sorghum, peanuts, vegetables, tropical fruit
Land Usearable land: 10%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 90% (2011)
Climatetropical marine climate, ameliorated by northeast trade winds, results in mild temperatures; semiarid with average rainfall of 600 mm/year
Irrigated LandNA
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment - international agreementsNA
Large Cities
Geography-noteCuracao is a part of the Windward Islands (southern) group