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Aruba Geography 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Aruba Geography 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

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
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
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:
mean elevation: NA
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elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m highest point: Ceru Jamanota 188 m

Natural resources:
NEGL; white sandy beaches foster tourism

Land use:
agricultural land: 11.1% arable land 11.1%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 0%
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forest: 2.3%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 86.6% (2011 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 settlements 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

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 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Aruba Geography 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Aruba Geography 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) The 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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