Aruba is an island country covering an area of 179 sq. km, in the south western Caribbean, off the Venezuelan coast.
As observed on the physical map above, Aruba is mostly a dry and flat riverless island. It is famous for its white, sandy beaches on the western and southern coasts.
The northern and eastern edges of the island are exposed to higher winds; consequently having fewer sand beaches, much rougher seas and a rocky coastline.
The highest point on the island is Mount Yamanota at 188m (617ft) above sea level. The interior parts of the island are characterized by scattered rolling hills, including Hooiberg Mountain, at 165m (541ft).
Aruba has no administrative divisions. It is one of the constituent countries of the Kingdom of Netherlands. Situated on the southern coast close to the country’s western island is, Oranjestad – the capital and the largest city of Aruba. It is also the administrative as well as the country’s petroleum processing and shipping center. Oranjestad port serves as the largest port in the island nation.
Aruba is an island country located in the south western Caribbean region, off the Venezuelan coast. It is positioned in the Northern and Western hemispheres of the Earth. It is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea.
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|12 31 N, 70 02 W|
|Total Area||180.00 km2|
|Land Area||180.00 km2|
|GDP Per Capita||$29,007.69|
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