CURACAO, or Curacoa, an island in the Dutch West Indies.
18 a wrecked vessels, cut if off from direct access to the sea; but through Manzanillo it continued a great clandestine traffic with Curacao, Jamaica, and other foreign islands all through the 17th and 18th centuries.
Like others of the revolutionists Bolivar took to flight, and succeeded in reaching Curacao in safety.
He studied at Franeker, entered the military service in the West Indies about 1625, and was director of the West India Company's colony of Curacao from 1634 to 1644.
And Central), China (Amoy, Fokien), Curacao, Trinidad.
Curacao consists of eruptive rocks, chiefly diorite and diabase, and is surrounded by coral reefs.
Curacao gives name to the government of the Dutch West Indies, which consists of Aruba, an island lying W.
The island of Curacao has a population of 30,119; and altogether the Dutch West Indies have a population of 51,693.
Curacao was discovered by Hojeda about 1499 and occupied by the Spaniards in 1527.
Oranges and lemons, excluded from the plateau by the severity of the Winter cold, are grown in great quantities on the plains of Andalusia and all round the Mediterranean coast; the peel of the bigarade or bitter orange is exported to Holland for the manufacture of curacao; and figs, almonds, pomegranates, carobs and other southern fruits are also grown abundantly in all the warmer parts, the first two even in central Spain and the more sheltered parts of the northern maritime provinces.