Latin America & Caribbean

Aruba profile

California lighthouse in Aruba
The California lighthouse is one of Aruba's landmarks
  • Territory: Aruba
  • Status: Autonomous member of the Netherlands. Dutch government is responsible for defence and foreign affairs.
  • Population: 109,000 (via UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Oranjestad
  • Area: 75 sq miles (193 sq km)
  • Major languages: Dutch (official), Papiamento
  • Major religions: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 73 years (men), 78 years (women) UN
  • Monetary unit: 1 Aruban guilder = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Oil products, animals
  • GNI per capita: n/a
  • Internet domain: .aw
  • International dialling code: +297