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Aruba
Anthem: "Aruba Dushi Tera"
(English: "Aruba, Sweet Land")
Location of Aruba
Location of Aruba (circled in red)
Sovereign stateKingdom of the Netherlands
Before separationNetherlands Antilles
Country status1 January 1986
Capital
and largest city
Oranjestad
12°31′07″N70°02′09″W / 12.51861°N 70.03583°W / 12.51861; -70.03583
Official languages
Ethnic groups
(2010)
66% Aruban
9.1% Colombian
4.3% Dutch
4.1% Dominican
3.2% Venezuelan
2.2% Curaçaoan
1.5% Haitian
1.2% Surinamese
1.1% Peruvian
1.1% Chinese
6.2% other[2]
Demonym(s)Aruban
GovernmentParliamentaryrepresentative democracy within a constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Willem-Alexander
Alfonso Boekhoudt
Evelyn Wever-Croes
LegislatureEstates of Aruba
Area
• Total
193[3] km2 (75 sq mi)
• Water (%)
negligible
Highest elevation
188 m (617 ft)
Population
• 1 January 2019 estimate
116,576[3] (193rd)
• Density
624/km2 (1,616.2/sq mi) (22nd)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$4.4 billion
• Per capita
$37,576[4]
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$3.4 billion
• Per capita
$28,898[4]
HDI (2013)0.908
very high
CurrencyAruban florin (AWG)
Time zoneUTC-4:00 (AST)
Mains electricity127 V–60 Hz
Driving sideright
Calling code+297
ISO 3166 code
Internet TLD.aw

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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