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Aruba Geography 2015

SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Aruba Geography 2015
SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on June 23, 2014

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

Area:
total: 180 sq km
country comparison to the world: 218
land: 180 sq km
water: 0 sq km

Area - comparative:
slightly larger than Washington, DC

Land boundaries: 0 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
68.5 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

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: Ceru Jamanota 188 m

Natural resources:
NEGL; white sandy beaches

Land use:
arable land: 11.11%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 88.89% (2005)

Irrigated land:
NA
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
hurricanes; lies outside the Caribbean hurricane belt and is rarely threatened

Environment - current issues:
NA

Geography - note:
a flat, riverless island renowned for its white sand beaches; 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)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Aruba on this page is re-published from the 2015 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Aruba Geography 2015 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Aruba Geography 2015 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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