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Aruba

Parliamentary democracy (territory of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Aruba
Official:
Country of Aruba
Local name:
Aruba
Region:
Caribbean
Area:
179 km²
Capital:
Oranjestad
Aruba on the world map

Geography

Aruba is an island state of the Lesser Antilles in the South Caribbean and is located about 27 km north of Venezuela. The dwarf state has a total area of only 179 km² (69 mi²) and a total coastline of 69 km (42.9 mi). This land area is about 1.0 times the size of Washington, D.C. Aruba is thus one of the smallest countries in the Americas by area and ranked 221st worldwide. With 595 inhabitants per km², it is also one of the most densely populated countries. Only slightly less than half of all residents (44%) live within cities.

The country consists of only one island. Aruba has no direct neighbors. The distance between New York City and the Capital Oranjestad is about 3,160 km (1,964 mi).

Population

Life expectancy females:
Ø 78.4 years
Birth rate:
8.1 ‰
Death rate:
9.7 ‰
Males/Females:
47.4% : 52.6%

Population pyramid

Population pyramid Aruba 2021
The currency in Aruba is the guilder (AWG).
1 Guilder is divided into 100 Cents.
Status: 01/24/2023
1 US dollar = 1.80 Guilders
1 Guilder = 0.55 US dollar
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Languages

Official language:
Dutch

Mother tongueDistribution
Papiamento69.4 %
Spanish13.7 %
Dutch6.1 %
Chinese1.5 %
other9.3 %

Religions

ReligionDistribution
Methodists0.9%
Adventists0.9%
Roman Catholics75.3%
Anglicans0.4%
other Protestants2.7%
Jehovah's Witnesses1.7%
nondenominational5.5%
other12.6%

Economy

GDP:3.13 bn $
Exportations:2,200.5 M $
Importations:1,984.8 M $
Tourism receipts:1.08 bn $
Unemployment rate:7.7 %
Inflation rate:4.26 %
Energy consumption:873.3 M kWh

According to the definition from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Aruba is a developing country because of its lower economic performance.

In terms of revenues, the Philippines ranks only 38th in the world and, with an average annual income of 29,390 USD is one of the high-income countries.

Land use

97% Urban areas:173 km²
11% Agricultural areas:20 km²
2% Forest:4 km²

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Transport

Roadways:1,000 km
Commercial harbors:1
Airports:1

Most important cities

CityPopulation
Oranjestad / Capital35,000
Babijn41,000
Angochi29,000
Arasji15,000




Political indicators

(Based on the "Worldwide Governance Indicators" project of the World Bank)

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