These uprisings had its climax in 1969, when violent mobs burned a lot of shops in the most important urban zone of Willemstadt, so economic losses were enormous. Late 20th century and early 21st Centuries is summoned to their constituents to several referendums to decide the future political-administrative status of the island. In the last of which decides its separation from the Netherlands Antilles, and the search for a status of autonomy for the island, within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The main city of Willemstad is Willemstad. Curacao in the Southeast includes the small uninhabited islet called Klein Curacao (which in Dutch means little Curacao) as most of the islands of the Caribbean Sea Cabe noted that the city of Willemstad is the harbour main and capital of the island, as well as being also in the Netherlands Antilles. Its historic area, the city centre and port, were declared World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1997. This is, among others, the synagogue (Mikve Israel-Emanuel) which is the oldest in the American continent in continuous operation (1651 at the same there is a refinery, shipyards for ships of the type Panamax, which includes the largest dry dock region; as well as an important center) for the transshipment of containers, and its free trade zone. The main industry is the refining of oil, which is imported in the form of crude oil from Venezuela.
She refinery Island, administered by the Venezuelan State oil company PDVSA and with an installed capacity of 320,000 barrels per day (bp/d), which makes it is the third largest refinery in the Caribbean. Of course, tourism and banking, are other pillars of its economy since they employ the largest percentage of the population. Tourism has recovered slowly after a crisis in the Decade of 1980 and 1990, with more than 300,000 visitors for the year 2007. You can see the new renewal of its bridges, go to Grote Knip Beach, explore the Hato caves, an elaborate network of stalactites and stalagmites with drawings of at least 1,500 years, make mountaineering in the ways of 4,446 acres of Christoffel National Park, or go the forest of mushrooms, a jungle of submarine life of 10 feet, with corals that resemble the shape of mushrooms, of course you can visit the Centre of the City. The city itself is divided into two sections connected by Queen Emma pontoon bridge, Punda and Otrobanda Both sections provide visitors with duty-free shopping. Willemstad has a population of 135,000, which comprises 55 nationalities. As indicated in curacao.com, deep according to a study conducted by the Government’s Department of monuments, there are only 750 historical buildings in Willemstad, who deserves the merit of preservation. Scaffolding is renewed almost every month. The progress has been amazing in just ten years and is likely in the near future, in the regions of Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles conquer the ancient splendour. Curacao should go quietly if you want to know well and above all for those who love diving and enjoy its beaches.