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CURACAO
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Cities in CURACAO

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Religion

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The Dutch settlers in Curaçao were almost all Protestants. However, they hardly interfered with the local population and often left the missionary work to Catholic missionaries. As a result, the vast majority (87%) of the current population belongs to the Roman Catholic Church. Curaçao is characterized by a considerable community of Jews, descendants of the Portuguese (Sephardic) Jews who arrived from Brazil in 1654. Furthermore, various small groups such as Jehovah's Witnesses, Muslims, Methodists and Seventh Day Adventists.

Sources

Bakker, J. / Nederlandse Antillen en Aruba
Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen

Encarta Encyclopedie

Erven Dorens, P. van / Curaçao
Bos & Co

Helm, R. van der / De Curaçao reisgids
Elmar

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated January 2023
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