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Encyclopedia > Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles
Willemstad
Willemstad
Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour, Netherlands Antillesa
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Willemstad Harbor.
State Party Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iv, v
Identification #819
Regionb Europe and North America

Inscription History Image File history File links Download high resolution version (4623x1000, 1908 KB) Summary I took this picture and stiched it together. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (4623x1000, 1908 KB) Summary I took this picture and stiched it together. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 938 KB) Summary Tourist section of the Willemstad harbor in Curacao. ... As of 2006, there are a total of 830 World Heritage Sites located in 138 State Parties. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe. ...

Formal Inscription: 1997
21st Session

a Name as officially inscribed on the WH List
b As classified officially by UNESCO
A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State...

Willemstad is the territorial capital of the Netherlands Antilles. Located at 12°7′N, 68°56′W, on the island of Curaçao, it has an estimated population of 125,000. The city consists of two quarters: Punda and Otrobanda. They are separated by the St. Anna bay, an inlet that leads into the large natural harbour called the 'Schottegat'. This article is about a city that serves as a center of government and politics. ... Anthem: Himno di Kòrsou Capital (and largest city) Willemstad Official languages Dutch Government See Politics of the Netherlands Antilles  - Prime Minister of N.A. Emily de Jongh-Elhage  - Governor of N.A. Frits Goedgedrag Constitutional monarchy part of the Netherlands Antilles  Area  - Total 444 km² 171. ...


Punda was established in 1634, when the Dutch captured the island from Spain. The name of Punda originally was de punt in Dutch. Otrobanda, which was founded in 1707, is Its name originated from the Papiamentu otro banda, which means "the other side." Punda and Otrobanda are connected by a long pontoon bridge. The city center of Willemstad boasts an has been made a UNESCO world heritage site. Events Moses Amyrauts Traite de la predestination is published Curaçao captured by the Dutch Treaty of Polianovska First meeting of the Académie française The witchcraft affair at Loudun Jean Nicolet lands at Green Bay, Wisconsin Opening of Covent Garden Market in London English establish a settlement... Events January 1 - John V is crowned King of Portugal March 26 - The Acts of Union becomes law, making the separate Kingdoms of England and Scotland into one country, the Kingdom of Great Britain. ... Papiamento or Papiamentu is the primary language spoken on the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire. ... Pontoon bridge across the James River at Richmond, Virginia, 1865. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State...

Queen Emma bridge.
Queen Emma bridge.

Due to its location, Willemstad is the site of a seaport. The port of Willemstad has brought the island of Curaçao much prosperity. Willemstad became a center for oil refining by Royal Dutch/Shell in 1914. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (892x578, 195 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (892x578, 195 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port. ... View of the Shell/Valero Martinez oil refinery An oil refinery is an industrial process plant where crude oil is processed and refined into useful petroleum products. ... Royal Dutch Shell PLC is a multinational oil company (oil major) of Anglo Dutch origin. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


The city also is a tourist destination and contains several gambling casinos. Tourists on Oʻahu, Hawaii Tourism is travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes, and also refers to the provision of services in support of this act. ... The term gambling has had many different meanings depending on the cultural and historical context in which it is used. ...


Willemstad is served by Hato International Airport, which is the home base of Insel Air, Curacao's airline. Hato International Airport (IATA: CUR, ICAO: TNCC) is the airport of Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles. ... // Insel Air International B.V. (Insel Air) is an airline based in Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles. ...


MLB All-star Andruw Jones hails from Willemstad. Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... Andruw Rudolf Jones [pronounced An-drew] (born April 23, 1977, in Willemstad, Curaçao, in the Netherlands Antilles) is an outfielder for the Atlanta Braves. ...


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Hilton Curacao - Willemstad - Netherlands Antilles (239 words)
Caribbean Islands / Netherlands Antilles / Willemstad / Hilton Curacao
Hilton Curacao is a spectacular deluxe property, situated in Piscadera Bay on the southern coast of Curacao, ten minutes from Hato International Airport and five minutes from the vibrant downtown area of Willemstad.
The resort boasts 196 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites and is set on 23 naturally landscaped acres, which front the warm, turquoise Caribbean Sea.
Netherlands - Columbia Encyclopedia article about Netherlands (6047 words)
Willemstad, on Curaçao, is the capital of the Netherlands Antilles.
The archbishop of Utrecht is the Roman Catholic primate of the Netherlands.
The Netherlands reached the peak of political power when, by forming (1668) the Triple Alliance 1 The Triple Alliance of 1668 was formed by the Netherlands, England, and Sweden against France after Louis XIV had invaded the Spanish Netherlands in the War of Devolution.
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