Aruba Facts

Aruba Facts
Aruba



Aruba Facts

Aruba is a beautiful small island located in the Caribbean Sea just north of Venezuela. If you have visited any island in the Caribbean, I am sure you will experience the same beauty and atmosphere they generally offer to is visitors.

The history of Aruba dates back when it was first discovered and claimed for Spain in 1499 and then it was acquired by the Dutch in 1636. Aruba seceded from the Netherlands Antilles in 1986 and became a separate, autonomous member of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Movement toward full independence was halted at Aruba's request in 1990.

  • Language: Languages spoken in Aruba are Dutch and Papiamento (the local language) are the official languages of Aruba

  • Currency: The currency in Aruba is the Aruban Florin (AWG)

  • Population: The population of Aruba is 107,635 (July 2012 est.)

  • Land Size: Aruba has a total area of 180 square kilometers

  • Capital: The capital of Aruba is Oranjestad

  • Borders: Aruba has no borders with other countries because it is an island.

  • Industries:
    The main industries in Aruba are are mainly tourism, transshipment facilities, and oil refining.

    Agriculture: Aruba's agricultural products include Include aloes, livestock, and fish

  • Land divisions: Aruba has no land divisions.

  • Major Cities: Top ten:
    Oranjestad which is the only one

    English
    Caribbean Countries  Caribbean Map  Aruba Flag  Map of Aruba
    Español
    Paises del Caribe  Mapa del Caribe  Bandera de Aruba  Mapa de Aruba



    Sources
    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/aa.html
    http://www.wordtravels.com/Travelguide/Countries/Aruba/Currency
    http://www.aruba.com/ExploretheIsland/OurCulture/language.aspx
    http://www.travelmath.com/cities-in/Aruba
    http://www.aycalifeclub.com/aruba.html/aruba-pics-25

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