Curacao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea off the Venezuelan coast, is the largest and most populous of the
three ABC islands (for Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao) of the Lesser Antilles, specifically the Leeward Antilles.
Prior to 10 October 2010, when the Netherlands Antilles was dissolved, Curaçao was administered as the Island Territory
of Curaçao. It is now a constituent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands along with the Netherlands,
Aruba and Sint Maarten. Curacao and Sint Maartin continue to use the Netherlands Antilles Gulden as their official currency. For detailed
country profile, see CIA World Factbook on curacao.