Aruba is one of the most spectacular lands in the Caribbean Sea. It is a country with a long island. It is located 28 kilometers north of the Paraguayan Peninsula, Falcon State, Venezuela. It is an island in the Leeward Antilles portion of the smaller Antilles Islands. It is different from all other regions of the Caribbean. There is a dry climate and land. There are cacti all over this land. This is a good place for those who like warm and sunny weather.
So many tourists come to visit this island. This country is completely flat. There are no rivers here. . It is an independent state. On January 1, 1986, the country gained independence from the Netherlands Antilles.
It is a country with a constitutional monarchy. The head of the country is the queen there. The queen’s name is Beatrix. All the laws of the country are enacted as per the orders of the Queen. Also appointed Governor, Prime Minister, and Vice Prime Minister. They perform all the work of the country.
Although Aruba is a very small country, its economy is very rich. Aruba is the only agriculturally developed country. Most of the people here make a living by farming the main sources of the country’s economy are gold mines and tourism. Many people come to visit the country every year. The country has a GDP growth rate of 3. 3.067 billion And a per capita income of, 23,299. The country is 32nd in the world in terms of per capita. The official currency of the country is Aruban Florin.
Density and population.
The country is very small in terms of size. The total area of the country is 193 square kilometers. The total population of the country is about 103484 people. The country has about 571 people per square kilometer. The official languages of the country are Dutch and Papiamento. The people of the country are called Arabians.
Nature and culture.
Aruba is a land of many wonders. The waves are quite strong on the north and east coasts of the country, so nature here has remained unchanged. There are some small hills in the interior of the island. The weather here is very comfortable. So you can travel there at any time. The temperature in the country remains moderate. The most interesting place in the country is the sandy beach.
The waves of the beach captivate everyone so everyone comes here to travel. The country has nature as well as culture. Most of the people here are from Europe so their culture is similar to Europe. There are also many old civilizations here. The Arawak tradition is more prevalent in Aruba than on any other island in the Caribbean.
Tourist safety in Aruba
The island’s crime rate is low, but personal property thefts are common. You should beware of pickpockets, who often “work” at the airport, in ports and in crowded places.
Tap water is usually chlorinated and considered safe to drink, but bottled water is best.
The island’s natural hazards include the local rattlesnake and some insect species. There are no sharks or other dangerous marine life in the coastal waters since they are fenced off from the ocean by coral reefs and rocks. Swimming in the open sea is quite dangerous because of the strong coastal currents and marine life, which are dangerous for the untrained swimmer.
A high percentage of the population in Aruba is of African descent, mainly the descendants of Africans who were forced to immigrate here as slaves between the 17th and 19th centuries, but they also often mixed with the native Indians. In addition, there are some descendants of Europeans and Asians.
Linguistically, based on its original background as a Dutch colony, Aruba uses Dutch as its official language, and all official documents are described and circulated in Dutch. But local residents’ mother tongue is called Bo Biman multi-language (Papiamento) of the Creole dialect mixed, includes Portuguese, Spanish, English, Dutch, Alava Indian language as well as in Afrikaans, etc. The language elements of ABC are mainly popular on the ABC islands. In addition, in order to be in line with the international environment and most of the surrounding countries that use Spanish, English, and Spanish are also used by many people in Aruba and are included in the official education curriculum.
Religiously, about 80% of Aruba people believe in Catholicism.
Aruba is flat terrain, there is no river of limestone islands, surrounded by its famous white beaches. Due to the trade winds from the Atlantic all the year-round, although it is located in the tropical region, Aruba can maintain a stable climate of 27 degrees Celsius throughout the year, which is beneficial to the development of tourism. Looking at the highest point of the island can island, Hamanuota mountain (Mount Jamanota), just 188 meters from the sea level. Compared with the barren east coast, the vegetation and population on the west coast are much richer.
As a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, there is no smaller sub-administrative division under Aruba. Sometimes it is collectively referred to as the “ABC Islands” together with Bonaire and Curaçao, which are adjacent to the east, plus the Netherlands. , The 4 constituent countries together form the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Belong Alawake tribal branch Kakuitiou (Caquetios) Indians were the first inhabitants of the island of Aruba, its history can be traced back to the year 1 after the year 000, and set foot on the island in 1499 when Spanish explorer A Alonso de Ojeda (Alonso de Ojeda) is believed to be the first European to come here.
1636 Aruba is incorporated in the Netherlands and lasted for about two centuries under the rule of the Dutch, the Netherlands until 1805 because of the Napoleonic Wars influence gradually lose control of the island of Aruba, and the British took over, but It was returned to the Netherlands in 1816.
Aruba’s main economy has undergone three stages of changes since the colonial era. The gold rush in the 19th century was replaced by the discovery of oil fields and the establishment of oil refineries in 1924. After the 1990s, the island’s tourism industry has gradually changed. Rise, and become one of the important economic sources of the island.
Aruba, which was originally part of the Netherlands Antilles and is also the richest among the islands, was held in March 1983 by the Netherlands, the central government of the Netherlands Antilles, and all the Netherlands including Aruba. In the meeting attended by the Antilles island government, the resolution was upgraded to an independent constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Aruba officially separated from the Netherlands Antilles on January 1, 1986. Since then, the entire Kingdom of the Netherlands has become composed of three individuals: the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles, and Aruba. Although Aruba’s complete independence as a single country was originally on the agenda and was expected to become independent in 1996, due to residents’ opposition, the Dutch government, Aruba, and the Netherlands Antilles communicated with each other. Later, it was stopped in 1994. The Dutch government is mainly concerned about the island’s security issues and is worried that it will become a transshipment site for drugs produced in Central and South America, while the Aruba government is worried that independence will cause an increase in unemployment and economic instability.