| Heraldry of the World
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|The National Arms of Curaçao||The National Flag||Location|
Curaçao was part of the Netherlands Antilles until 2010, when it became an independent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Curaçao is not divided into municipalities, but the island is governed as a whole. None of the villages on the island uses arms.
National arms of Curaçao
The ship is taken from the arms of the Dutch West-Indian Company (WIC), who founded a colony on the island. The tree is a so-called Pomerans-tree (type of orange), with the Curacao-oranges. The escutcheon is the arms of the city of Amsterdam, that bought the colony from the WIC. The city also built the large fortress Fort Amsterdam in the town of Willemstad.
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