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Sanctified by history and nature, Aruba is home to a range of tourist attractions such as historical museums, pristine sandy beaches, and wildlife sanctuaries.
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Demographics : 
Aruba is a picturesque island nation in the Caribbean. The island covers a total area of 69 sq miles. The estimated population of Aruba is 103,065 (July 2009). In 2007, the GDP per capita for the country was estimated at $23,831, which is one of the highest in the Americas and the Caribbean. Dutch and Papiamento are the official languages of the country. Christianity (Roman Catholicism) is the main religion. People also practice other religions such as Judaism.

History : 
The first occupants of Aruba were the Caquetios Indians from the Arawak clan, who moved into the country from Venezuela to evade invasions by the Caribs.

Portions of the oldest documented Indian colonies go back to around 1000. Because of Aruba’s typically remote situation from the other islands in the Caribbean and powerful streams in the sea which caused canoe trip to other islands hard, the Caquetios were more attached to South America compared to the Caribbean Islands. Aruba was conquered by the Netherlands in 1636, and the Dutch ruled the country for almost two hundred years. At the time of battle with Napoleon, the British Kingdom captured the area, between 1799 and 1802, and between 1804 and 1816, prior to returning it to the Netherlands. It achieved autonomy from Netherlands Antilles in 1986.

Economy : 
The economy of Aruba has been controlled by five major industries: phosphate mining (The Aruba Phosphaat Maatschappij), gold mining, petroleum refineries (The Arend Petroleum Maatschappij Shell Co. and The Lago Oil & Transport Company), aloe export, and tourism. It benefits from one of the highest standards of living in the Caribbean islands with a small unemployment rate. Its economy is an open economy and tourism generates the biggest share of the country’s revenue. Aruba exports livestock, art objects, and machineries. It imports electrical equipments, crude oil, chemicals, and foodstuffs.

Aruba Political Map : :The island nation of Aruba covers a total area of 69 sq miles. It is the 186th most populated country in the world. Locate Aruba on the world map by viewing a useful map of the country.

Administrative Regions :  Aruba has no administrative subdivisions. It is one of the four constitutional nations that create the Empire of the Netherlands, along with Curaçao, the Netherlands, and Sint Maarten.

Hotels : Paradera Park, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba, and Marriott Aruba Resort & Stellaris Casino are some of the best deluxe hotels in Aruba.

Cities :  Oranjestad, Paradera, San Nicolaas, Noord, Santa Cruz and Savaneta are some of the important cities in Aruba. Oranjestad is the national capital.

Travel: The white sandy beaches, lighthouses, famous rocky formations, and wildlife sanctuaries make Aruba a heaven on earth.

Business and Economy :  The economy of Aruba is greatly supported by the tourism and oil refinery sectors.

Education :  Aruba's academic infrastructure, modeled after the Dutch educational system, supports education for all levels.

Events and Festivals :  Caribbean Festival, Bonbini Festival, and One Cool Summer are some of the top festivals in Aruba.

History and culture : The ancestry of the inhabitants and situation of the island give Aruba a blended culture.

Aruba is an island of the Lesser Antilles located in the southern Caribbean Sea. It is a small island nation covering a total area of 69 square miles.

The estimated population is 101,484. The map of Aruba shows the exact location of the island and its political divisions.

The island is surrounded on the east by Guajira Peninsula (Colombia).

The capital city, Oranjestad is shown on the map with a red circle enclosed in a square box.

Aruba is one of the four constituent countries that form the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The major cities of Aruba are:
  • San Nicolas
  • Noord
  • Santa Cruz
  • Savaneta


Note:   Population: 2000-10-14 census
Last Updated On : October 10, 2012

Aruba Flag, the national flag of Aruba is blue in color with two yellow bars at the base that are parallel to each other and a four-pointed red star at the top right corner of the flag.
Official Name Oranjestad
ContinentNorth America
Lat Long12.5211° N, 69.9683° W
Official LanguagePapiamento (a Spanish-Portuguese-Dutch-English dialect), Spanish, English
Major ReligionChristianity, Islam, Jews, Baha'i, Hinduism, Rastafarianism
National dayFlag Day, 18 March (1976)
PresidentWillem-Alexander ( Monarch)
Vice PresidentFredis Refunjol ( Governor)
Prime MinisterMike Eman
CurrencyAruban florin (AWG)
GDP$25,300 (2011 est.)
Calling code297
Time ZoneAST (UTC-4)

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