Where is Aruba?

Located in the Caribbean, Aruba is an island nation.The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

Aruba is a North American country covering 180.00 km2. This makes it the 25th smallest region in the world and about 15 times smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 12 30 N, 69 58 W and Oranjestad is the capital city.

The country's name is said to come from the Spanish phrase "oro huba", meaning "there is gold".

Its ISO code is AW.


Aruba has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Caribbean Sea. Its highest elevation is Ceru Jamanota which is 188m above tall.

It has a tropical marine climate with little variation. It is characterized by flat land with few hills and little vegetation.


Aruba has a population of 113,648 making it the 188th largest in the world. Most of the country lives in the major cities of Oranjestad and San Nicolaas.

Papiamento is the official language, a creole mixture of Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, English, and French. The major ethnic ancestry reported is Dutch, followed by Colombian and Venezuelan. The religion of the country is predominantly Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is 297.


It is a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Its constitution was last ratified in 1986.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Aruba's GDP is $2,516,000,000.00 (USD) with $25,300.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 189th largest economy and its citizens the 73rd richest in the world. The currency of Aruba is the Guilder (AWG).

Its major export partners are Colombia, the Netherlands Antilles, and the United States. Its main exports are live animals and animal products, as well as art and collectibles. Its major import partners are the United States and the Netherlands. Its major imports include machinery and electric equipment, refined oil, and chemicals.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017