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Aruba

Parliamentary democracy (territory of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Aruba
Region:
Caribbean
Area:
180 km²
Local name:
Aruba
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 180 km² and a total coastline of 69 km. This area is about 1.0 times the size of Washington, D.C. The country consists of only one island. Aruba has no direct neighbours. The distance between New York City and the Capital Oranjestad is about 3,160 km.

Population

Life expectancy females:
Ø 78.5 years
Birthrate:
11.7 ‰
Deathrate:
9.1 ‰
Males/Females:
47.4% : 52.6%

Population pyramid

Population pyramid Aruba 2019
The currency in Aruba is Florin (AWG).
1 Florin is divided into 100 Cents.
Status: 03/04/2021
1 US Dollar = 1.80 Florin
1 Florin = 0.56 US Dollar
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Languages

Official language:
Dutch

mother tonguedistribution
Papiamento69.4 %
Spanish13.7 %
Dutch6.1 %
Chinese1.5 %
other9.3 %

Religions

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

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Economy

GDP:2,705.52 M €
Exportations:2,277.1 M €
Importations:2,011.7 M €
Tourism receipts:1.87 bn €
Unemployment rate:7.7 %
Inflation rate:4.26 %
Energy consumption:873.3 M kWh

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

Land use

96% Urban areas:173 km²
11% Agricultural areas:20 km²
2% Forest:4 km²

Transport

Roadways:1,000 km
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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