Curaçao lies 60 km (38 miles) off the coast of Venezuela at 12° north latitude, 69°
west longitude. The total area of Curaçao amounts to 448 km² (173 sq. miles). Its
maximum length is 65 km (40 miles) and the width varies between 5 and 14 km (3 and 9
miles). The highest elevation is Mount Christoffel: 372 meters (1239 feet). Curaçao lies
well below the hurricane belt! Its the largest of the islands in the Netherlands Antilles.