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About Aruba in detail
Where is Aruba?
Aruba, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 12 31 N 70 02 W otherwise in Central America and the Caribbean, in Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela.
What is the capital city of Aruba?
The capital city of Aruba is: Oranjestad.
What is the time in Oranjestad?
It is 1 hour ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Oranjestad is: UTC-4.
What is the Internet code for Aruba?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Aruba is: .aw
What is the size of Aruba?
The territory of Aruba is total: 180 sq km; land: 180 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Aruba is slightly larger than Washington, DC.
If we would like to walk around and discover Aruba, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Aruba?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Aruba is covered by water (see below), and this includes 68.5 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Aruba?
The climate of Aruba is tropical marine: little seasonal temperature variation.
Geographical data of Aruba
The elevation of Aruba; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m, highest point: Ceru Jamanota 188 m.
The typical geographical details of Aruba include flat with a few hills; scant vegetation.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Aruba is a flat, riverless island renowned for its white sand beaches; its tropical climate is moderated by constant trade winds from the Atlantic Ocean; the temperature is almost constant at about 27 degrees Celsius (81 degrees Fahrenheit).
Resources and land use of Aruba
The country’s main mined products are NEGL; white sandy beaches foster tourism. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 11.1%; arable land 11.1%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 0%; forest: 2.3%; other: 86.6% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Aruba
The number of inhabitants of Aruba is 113,648 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that most residents live in or around Oranjestad and San Nicolaas; most settlments tend to be located on the less mountainous western side of the island.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 41.5% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Aruba is concentrated in ORANJESTAD (capital) 29,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Aruba
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Dutch 82.1%, Colombian 6.6%, Venezuelan 2.2%, Dominican 2.2%, Haitian 1.2%, other 5.5%, unspecified 0.1% (2010 estimate).
Spoken languages in Aruba
The spoken languages in Aruba are the following: Papiamento (official language) (a creole language that is a mixture of Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, English, and, to a lesser extent, French, as well as elements of African languages and the language of the Arawak) 69.4%, Spanish 13.7%, English (widely spoken) 7.1%, Dutch (official language) 6.1%, Chinese 1.5%, other 1.7%, unspecified 0.4% (2010 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Aruba?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 75.3%, Protestant 4.9% (includes Methodist 0.9%, Adventist 0.9%, Anglican 0.4%, other Protestant 2.7%), Jehovah's Witness 1.7%, other 12%, none 5.5%, unspecified 0.5% (2010 estimate).
Further population data of Aruba
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 17.66% (male 10,068 / female 9,999) 15-24 years: 13.03% (male 7,441 / female 7,366) 25-54 years: 42.16% (male 23,068 / female 24,847) 55-64 years: 14.01% (male 7,398 / female 8,525) 65 years and over: 13.14% (male 5,853 / female 9,083) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Aruba is 1.3% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Aruba the birth rate is 12.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 8.3 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Aruba the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Aruba, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Aruba are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is N/A.
Economic data of Aruba
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Tourism, petroleum bunkering, hospitality, and financial and business services are the mainstays of the small open Aruban economy.Tourist arrivals have rebounded strongly following a dip after the 2008 global financial crisis. Tourism now accounts for a majority of economic activity. Over 1 million tourists per year visit Aruba, with the large majority of those from the US. The rapiAruba is heavily dependent on imports and is making efforts to expand exports to achieve a more desirable trade balance. Almost all consumer and capital goods are imported, with the US, the Netherlands, and Panama being the major suppliers.Aruba weathered two major shocks in recent years: fallout from the global financial crisis, which had its largest impact on tourism, and the closure of its oil refinery in 2009. However, tourism and related industries have continued to grow, and the Aruba.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Aruba is $2.516 billion (2009 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Aruba is 2.4% (2005 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Aruba this is $25,300 (2011 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Aruba produces?
The main agricultural products of Aruba are aloes; livestock; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are tourism, petroleum transshipment facilities, banking. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on tourism, petroleum transshipment facilities, banking.
Drinking water source in Aruba
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 98.1% of population, rural: 98.1% of population, total: 98.1% of population. Unimproved: urban: 1.9% of population, rural: 1.9% of population, total: 1.9% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Aruba
In Aruba the average number of childbirth is 1.84 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Aruba
The average age of the population is total: 39.1 years; male: 37.3 years, female: 40.9 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Aruba it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Aruba is 8.8 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: see the Netherlands.
Is Aruba a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Aruba
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Aruba density of the hospital beds is N/A.
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Aruba the note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Aruba the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Aruba is N/A.
What are the natural hazards Aruba? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Aruba are hurricanes; lies outside the Caribbean hurricane belt and is rarely threatened.
More interesting facts about Aruba
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Discovered and claimed for Spain in 1499, Aruba was acquired by the Dutch in 1636. The island's economy has been dominated by three main industries. A 19th century gold rush was followed by prosperity brought on by the opening in 1924 of an oil refinery. The last decades of the 20th century saw a boom in the tourism industry. 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..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Aruba: none (part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands).
The flag and other symbols of Aruba
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, blue, with two narrow, horizontal, yellow stripes across the lower portion and a red, four-pointed star outlined in white in the upper hoist-side corner; the star represents Aruba and its red soil and white beaches, its four points the four major languages (Papiamento, Dutch, Spanish, English) as well as the four points of a compass, to indicate that its inhabitants come from all over the world; the blue symbolizes Caribbean waters and skies; the stripes represent the island's two main "industries": the flow of tourists to the sun-drenched beaches and the flow of minerals from the earth.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Aruba: Hooiberg (Haystack) Hill; national colors: blue, yellow, red, white.
Constitution of Aruba
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Aruba?
Most of the times, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Aruba is a civil law system based on the Dutch civil code.
It was Aristotle, who founded Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Aruba, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Legislature or Staten (21 seats; members directly elected in a single nationwide constituency by proportional representation vote; members serve 4-year terms)elections: last held on 27 September 2013 (next to be held in 2017)election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - AVP 13, MEP 8.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Aruba
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Aruba the labor force is 51,610 (2007 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Aruba is total: 11 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 14.5 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 7.5 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Aruba is 6.9% (2005 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Aruba, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Aruba the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Aruba the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Aruba
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Aruba is; revenues: $696.5 million, expenditures: $751.8 million (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 27.7% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Aruba is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Aruba
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: -0.8% (2016 estimate), 0.5% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 9% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Aruba
Aruba, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Aruba is: $299.9 million (2016 estimate), $333.2 million (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: live animals and animal products, art and collectibles, machinery and electrical equipment, transport equipment.
The most important imported products are: machinery and electrical equipment, refined oil for bunkering and reexport, chemicals; foodstuffs, and the countries from where the import is coming: US 55.4%, Netherlands 11.2% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Aruba
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Aruba, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 9.4% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Aruba, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Aruba; modern fully automatic telecommunications systemdomestic: increased competition through privatization has increased mobile-cellular teledensity to over 125 per 100 persons; 3 mobile-cellular service providers are now licensedinternational: country code - 297; landing site for the PAN-AM submarine telecommunications cable system that extends from the US Virgin Islands through Aruba to Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, and the west coast of South America; extensive interisland microwave radio rela (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Aruba
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Aruba: 1 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Aruba: N/A.
The total length of the waterways in Aruba: N/A.
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Facts & data about Aruba
Name of the country: conventional long form: none, conventional short form: Aruba, etymology: the origin of the island's name is unclear; according to tradition, the name comes from the Spanish phrase "oro huba" (there was gold), but in fact no gold was ever found on the island; another possibility is the native word "oruba," which means "well situated".
|Abbrevation: Aruba||Geographic coordinates:
12 30 N, 69 58 W
|Country location: Central America and the Caribbean|
|Capital of Aruba: Oranjestad||GPS of the Capital:
12 31 N 70 02 W
|Position: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela|
|Land area: total: 180 sq km; land: 180 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: flat with a few hills; scant vegetation
||Area comparative: slightly larger than Washington, DC|
|Population: 113,648 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.3% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.02 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.01 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.01 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.93 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.87 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.64 male(s) / female, total population: 0.9 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $299.9 million (2016 estimate), $333.2 million (2015 estimate)||Imports: $1.294 billion (2016 estimate), $1.269 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: US 55.4%, Netherlands 11.2% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 41.5% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): ORANJESTAD (capital) 29,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 39.1 years; male: 37.3 years, female: 40.9 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 99,000. Percent of population: 88.7% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 35,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 31 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 141,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 126 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 6.9% (2005 estimate)||Nationality: Aruban(s) adjective: Aruban; Dutch||National holidays: Flag Day, 18 March (1976)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 76.8 years. Male: 73.7 years, female: 79.9 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.84 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 12.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 97.5%; male: 97.5%, female: 97.5% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system based on the Dutch civil code||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: tourism, petroleum transshipment facilities, banking||Industrial production growth rate: N/A %||GDP real growth rate: 2.4% (2005 estimate)|
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