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Aruba Facts

  • Name: Aruba, an autonomous member of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Capital City: Oranjestad (33,000 pop.)
  • Aruba Population: 109,153 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Aruban Guilder / Florin
    (conversion rates)

    Aruban Guilder
    25 Aruban Guilders
  • Ethnicity: mixed white/Caribbean Amerindian 80%, other 20%
  • GDP total: $2.516 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $25,300 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Papiamento (a Spanish-Portuguese-Dutch-English dialect) 66.3%, Spanish 12.6%, English (widely spoken) 7.7%, Dutch (official) 5.8%, other 2.2%, unspecified or unknown 5.3%
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Babijn, Oranjestad, Angochi, Arasji
  • Name: It is widely suggested that Aruba's name comes from the Spanish phrase "oro huba" which means "there was gold." However, it's also possible that it is derived from two Carib Indian words "ora" and "oubao" which mean "shell" and "island" respectively.
  • National Day: March 18
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 80.8%, Evangelist 4.1%, Protestant 2.5%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.5%, Methodist 1.2%, Jewish 0.2%, other 5.1%, none or unspecified 4.6%
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