Geography of Aruba

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: 193 sq km
land: 193 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Area - comparative:slightly larger than Washington, DC
Land boundaries:0 km
Coastline:68.5 km
Maritime claims:territorial sea: 12 nm
Climate:tropical marine; little seasonal temperature variation
Terrain:flat with a few hills; scant vegetation
Elevation extremes:lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
highest point: Mount Jamanota 188 m
Natural resources:NEGL; white sandy beaches
Land use:arable land: 10.53%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 89.47% (2005)
Irrigated land:0.01 sq km (1998 est.)
Natural hazards:lies outside the Caribbean hurricane belt
Environment - current issues:NA
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)

Aruba Quickstats

  • Population: 100,018
  • Area: 193 sq km
  • Density: 571 /km² (18th)
  • GDP (total): $3.079 billion (182nd)
  • GDP (per capita): $23,299 (32nd)
  • Literacy: 97.3%

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  • Currency: Aruban florin (AWG2)
  • Dial code: +297

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