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Aruba Geography 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Aruba Geography 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

Location:
Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela

Geographic coordinates:
12 30 N, 69 58 W

Map references:
Central America and the Caribbean

Area:
total: 180 sq km
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land: 180 sq km
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water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 218

Area - comparative:
slightly larger than Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
0 km

Coastline:
68.5 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
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exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
[see also: Maritime claims - exclusive economic zone country ranks ]

Climate:
tropical marine; little seasonal temperature variation

Terrain:
flat with a few hills; scant vegetation

Elevation:
0 m lowest point: Caribbean Sea
188 highest point: Ceru Jamanota

Natural resources:
NEGL; white sandy beaches foster tourism

Land use:
agricultural land: 11.1% (2014 est.)
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arable land: 11.1% (2014 est.)
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 0% (2014 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent crops country ranks ]
permanent pasture: 0% (2014 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent pasture country ranks ]
forest: 2.3% (2014 est.)
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 86.6% (2014 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
NA
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Population distribution:
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

Natural hazards:
hurricanes; lies outside the Caribbean hurricane belt and is rarely threatened

Environment - current issues:
difficulty in properly disposing of waste produced by large numbers of tourists; waste burning that occurs in the landfill causes air pollution and poses an environmental and health risk; ocean environmental damage due to plastic pollution

Geography - note:
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)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Aruba on this page is re-published from the 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Aruba Geography 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Aruba Geography 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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