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    Aruba Geography 2000

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

      Geographic coordinates: 12 30 N, 69 58 W

      Map references: Central America and the Caribbean

      total: 193 sq km
      land: 193 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative: slightly larger than Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 68.5 km

      Maritime claims:
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical marine; little seasonal temperature variation

      Terrain: flat with a few hills; scant vegetation

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: Mount Jamanota 188 m

      Natural resources: NEGL; white sandy beaches

      Land use:
      arable land: 7% aloe plantations included (0.01%)
      permanent crops: NA%
      permanent pastures: NA%
      forests and woodland: NA%
      other: 93% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land: 0.01 sq km

      Natural hazards: lies outside the Caribbean hurricane belt

      Environment - current issues: NA

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