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HFA National Reports

National Report 2007: no reported

National Report 2006: no reported

National Report 2005: no reported


National Platform

No National Platform reported


HFA National Focal Point

Ministry of Economic Affairs, Tourism, Social Affairs and Culture

E-mail: minvscs@setarnet.aw


Other contacts:

Country profile:

Official Name: Aruba

Capital: Oranjestad

Independence day: part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Population: 100,018 (July 2007 est.)

Area: 193 sq km

Population density: 518 Inhab/sq Km

Religion: Roman Catholic 82%, Protestant 8%, other (includes Hindu, Muslim, Confucian, Jewish) 10%

Language: Dutch

Ethnic group: mixed white/Caribbean Amerindian 80%, other 20% Government: parliamentary democracy

Currency: Aruban guilder/florin


Aruba is a Caribbean island at north of Venezuela. On 1986 became a separate entity within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Historically, Aruba was part of the Netherlands Antilles, a six-island federation which also included Bonaire, Curaçao, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba. This island grouping, in turn, formed the Caribbean component of the Dutch Kingdom, a constitutional monarchy with the Queen of the Netherlands having the dual role of head of state of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, as well as of the country of the Netherlands. Tourism is the mainstay of the small, open Aruban economy, with offshore banking and oil refining and storage also important. Aruba has a tropical marine climate whit a little seasonal temperature variation, 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). The terrain is flat with a few hills; scant vegetation and riverless. The highest point is Mount Jamanota 188 m. Aruba lies outside the Caribbean hurricane belt.

Source: CIA Factbook


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Web Links:

PreventionWeb Aruba Data and Statistic

ReliefWeb Country & Emergencies Aruba

Aruba Government

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