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Curacao or Curacoa, a Dutch island in the Caribbean Sea, on the coast of Venezuela, with an area of about 212 square miles, was captured from the Spaniards by the Dutch in 1624, and surrendered by them to Britain in 1800. Restored in 1802, it was captured by the British in 1807, but again restored to Holland in 1814. Its chief productions are salt, figs, tobacco, maize, lemons, and oranges. From its oranges the famous Curacao liqueur is manufactured. Its capital is Willemstadt on the bay of St. Anna.