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general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
 
official name (short form): Aruba
country code ISO: AW //; - FIPS: AA
location: in the group of the Lesser Antilles in the South Caribbean Sea, just off the coast of N South America
time zone: -4 UT [*= applying daylight saving time]
surface (land) area: 193 sq.km = 75 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North: 12° 37' N / South: 12° 24' N / East: 69° 53' W / West: 70° 04' W
borders (land): none; the nearest land area is Venezuela, at some 25 km or 10 miles distance
borders (coastline): Caribbean Sea
climate: tropical Caribbean
Government
independent since: 1986-01-01
type of government: "status aparte" [=special status] within the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Europe)
capital: Oranjestad
administrative division: none [or unknown]
Population
population according to the last two censuses: (1995): 65,974 /-; (2000): 90,850
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 69,539 //; or: 101,000 ; 2001: 70,007 //; or: 104,000
population density: per 365 per sq.km = 933 per sq.mi
population growth: 2% //; - doubling time: years
birth rate: 14-15 per 1000
death rate: 6 per 1000
fertility rate: 2 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (in the first year of life): per 1000
infant mortality (from 1st - 4th year of life): 8 per 1000
life expectancy: 76-77 years (male: 72-73; female: 80-81)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 24% //; - 15-59 years: 66% //; - 60+ years : 10%
urbanisation: % //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: mixed European/Carribean Indian 80%
languages: Papiamento, Dutch, English, Spanish
religious affiliation: Roman Catholic 82%, Protestant 8%
Health
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: 100%
people per physician:
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: %
school enrolment: secondary education: %
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: %
adult literacy: 99% (male: %; female: %)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: Aruba gulden (guilder) = 100 cents
annual inflation rate: %
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: 15890 USD per capita
GNI USD per capita //; - [ppp: ]
GDP growth: 6%
income: USD 16000 per capita
import: 487 USD per capita //; - export: 37 USD per capita
trade: USD per capita //; - or 50% of GDP
trade partners: VE US NL
human development index: //; - position of the country in the world no.:
female labour force: 42%
unemployment: %
tourism: 0,7 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 11% //; - grass land: % //; - wooded area: % //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 0,5% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: %
agricultural products: of no importance
livestock (1000s): pigs: 1 / poultry: 50 / sheep: 1
fish catch: 175 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 17% [PG: 11%] //; - part of industry in GDP: %
industrial products: petrochemicals, beverages, fertilizers
mining products: of no importance
CO2 emission per capita: 20,0
services: labour force: 77% [PG: 89%] //; - part of services in GDP: %
energy use (kg per capita): 6614
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: 380 km //; - of which paved: 100% //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: 500 per 1000 // international license plate: ?
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: 390 per 1000 // international dialling code: +297
ownership radio receivers: 571 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 471 per 1000
newspaper circulation: 757 per 1000
persons per post office: 20500
personal computers: per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Jamanota 189 m, Arikok 188, Cer'i Cabai 174, Hooiberg 168, Kenepa 143
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): Balashi
lakes (artificial reservoirs):
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: none of importance
canals: unknown
waterfalls: unknown
caves: longest system: unknown / deepest:
islands: none
deserts: none
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
 
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA DK EV FW PW WA WB WR, and some - local national or international - statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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