National Archives Curacao is responsible for this extensive website that tells a lot about our rich history. Different periods in our history are highlighted. From the prehistoric period to the present day. You can request information about a specific time frame via a timeline. You can scroll through different storylines in chronological order.

What was new for us was the fact that the name of our city center Punda was derived from the Dutch word "Punt", meaning point. The name Willemstad was first used in 1960. A suitable name was chosen to further boost trade via this new free port Willemstad. This website is definitely worth a visit if you are interested in historical facts.

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