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These are just some small facts about Aruba that are interesting to know. Also, check out our Tips page to find some tips that may come in handy when youre visiting Aruba.

Location: Aruba is 19.6 miles long and 6 miles across and totaling 77 square miles or 193 square kilometers.
Aruba is located 12 30' North Latitude; 70  West Latitude; 19 miles or 31 km north of the Venezuelan coast.

Climate: The Aruban climate has a little variation from yearly average of a sunny 81F or 27C tempered by northeasterly trade winds. Aruba is out of the range of the Caribbean hurricanes. Visit our Weather and Wildlife Page for more information on this subject.

Time Zone: Atlantic Standard Time year round (equivalent to Eastern Daylight Savings Time). The difference between the European Time and Aruba Time is 5 or 6 hours (depending on Summer-time or Winter-time)


Population: 100,000 persons (2002). 
Average life expectancy age: male 71.6 years; female 76.8 years.  
Death rate: Per 1,000 population 6.0 (world average 9.9) (2002). The birth rate is substantially lower than the Caribbean average but the extremely low mortality rate maintains a rate of natural increase.


Language: Official language Dutch, Native language: Papiamento. English and Spanish are widely spoken by practically all Arubans.


Judicial Service: The safeguarding of the fundamental rights and freedoms, legal certainty and proper administration of the law is under jurisdiction of the Kingdom of the Netherlands with the cooperation of the Aruban Minister of Justice. Judges of the Common Court in Aruba are appointed by the Queen. Appeals may be made to the Supreme Court sitting in the  Netherlands.


Defense and external affairs: The Kingdom of the Netherlands is responsible for the defense (the Royal Marine Camp in Savaneta) and external political and diplomatic relations. 

For more information about the history of Aruba, visit the History Page

 

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