Flag of Curaçao

Curaçao Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateNo (Part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Country CodesCW, CUW
Official NameCountry of Curaçao (Land Curaçao)
ContinentNorth America (Caribbean)
Government TypeParliamentary Representative Democratic Country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands
CurrencyNetherlands Antillean Guilder (ANG)
Calling Code+599 9
Member OfUnited Nations (as part of the Netherlands), Caribbean Community (CARICOM) (observer)
PopulationApproximately 158,665 (2020 estimate)
Total Area444 sq km
Highest PointChristoffelberg (372 meters or 1,220 feet)
Lowest PointCaribbean Sea (Sea Level)
GDP Per Capita$21,800 (2017 estimate)
Life Expectancy78 years
Internet TLD.cw

Curaçao National Anthem

Himno di Kòrsou

Land of my birth,
Island of Curaçao, my dear,
My beloved land, my beautiful land,
Here is where I was born, here is where my cradle stood.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Curaçao Flag

The flag of Curaçao was officially adopted on July 2, 1984, symbolizing the island’s culture, history, and aspirations. The design of the flag was chosen through a public competition, and the winning design was created by Martin den Dulk.

The flag consists of a blue field with a horizontal yellow stripe slightly below the midline and two white, five-pointed stars in the canton. The blue represents the sea and sky (the lower and upper blue sections, respectively), divided by the yellow stripe symbolizing the bright sun shining over the island. The larger star represents Curaçao itself, while the smaller star symbolizes Klein Curaçao, a small uninhabited island off its southeast coast.

The colors and symbols on the flag have significant meanings. Blue embodies peace and understanding, yellow depicts joy and prosperity, and the white stars stand for purity and honesty. The five points of each star represent the five continents from which Curaçao’s people have come, acknowledging the island’s diverse cultural heritage.

Since its adoption, the flag has been a symbol of pride and unity for the people of Curaçao. It is a representation of the island’s identity, reflecting its past and present and pointing towards a hopeful future. The flag’s unique design makes it one of the most distinctive flags in the Caribbean.