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Beaches of Aruba
Beaches of Aruba

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Aruba is an island country in the mid-south of the Caribbean Sea, about 29 kilometres north of the Venezuelan peninsula of Paraguaná and 80 kilometres northwest of Curaçao.
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ARUBA

Carribean

ARUBA

Carribean

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Capital: Oranjestad

Location: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela

Government: Country of Aruba

Currency: Aruban guilders/florins

Area: 180 sq km

Population: 120,917 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Papiamento (official) (a creole language that is a mixture of Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, English, and, to a lesser extent, French, as well as elements of African languages and the language of the Arawak) 69.4%, Spanish 13.7%, English (widely spoken) 7.1%, Dutch (official) 6.1%, Chinese 1.5%, other 1.7%, unspecified 0.4% (2010 est.)

Religion: Roman Catholic 75.3%, Protestant 4.9% (includes Methodist 0.9%, Adventist 0.9%, Anglican 0.4%, other Protestant 2.7%), Jehovah's Witness 1.7%, other 12%, none 5.5%, unspecified 0.5% (2010 est.)

TimeZone: UTC-4

Tel Code: +297

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