Last updated on August 18th, 2023 by Editorial Staff
Aruba is a country in South America. It shares borders with 3 countries: Venezuela, Curaçao, and Bonaire. The people of Aruba are called Arubans. The country is situated in the Caribbean, an island in the Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela.
Etymology discusses where a term is considered to have originated from and how its meaning has changed over time. Etymology has been a factor in the naming of countries all across the world, and Aruba has also been influenced. The etymology of Aruba can be defined as; The name Aruba most likely came from the Caquetio Oruba which means “Well situated island”.
An ethnicity is a group or sub-group of people who are connected based on common characteristics which may include religion, origin, language, traditions, or culture. The ethnic groups in Aruba include Aruban, Colombian, Dutch, Dominican, Venezuelan, Curaçaoan and Haitian.
Aruba Airlines is the national airline of Aruba. The national color of the country is blue. The emoji flag of the country is 🇦🇼, and the ISO code is ABW.
Aruba is known for its rocky beaches, beautiful white sands, and natural ponds carved by Caribbean waves. The national dish of Aruba is Keshi Yena, and the national instrument is Tambu.
The country has the time zone UTC-4:00 (AST) followed by dd/mm/yyyy as the standard date format.
Aruba is divided into 8 Regions. The capital of the country is Oranjestad, which is also the largest city in Aruba.
The literacy rate in Aruba is 96.8%.
The country’s total area is 180 km² (69 sq mi), and the total population is 106,766. The country’s average elevation is 217 ft, whereas the country’s terrain can be defined as; Flat with a few hills; scant vegetation. The country’s usual climate is tropical marine; with little seasonal temperature variation.
The area of land next to a sea is called the coast, and a coastline is defined as the line where land and sea meet. Aruba has 68.5 km of coastline.
The Aruban florin serves as the national unit of currency, and the Central Bank of Aruba is recognized as the country’s central bank. The domain for Aruba is .aw and the country code is +297. is the country’s coat of arms.
Museums are known to educate and connect visitors with the nation’s history, culture, civilization, art, and architecture. The National Archaeological Museum Aruba serves the same purpose and is considered one of the most significant tourist attractions. The National Archaeological Museum Aruba is home to a large collection of artifacts. It has been designated as the national museum of the country.
The national dress of Aruba is the Madras, and 1 January is designated as National Day. In Aruba, the majority of the population practices Roman Catholicism as their religion.
Nature is a blessing from God and we must protect it because it provides us with the oxygen and food to survive. It also helps to keep our environment beautiful and clean. To emphasize the significance of nature, Aruba has selected a few forces of nature as national symbols. Aruba’s national bird is the Prikichi, while its national animal is the Burrowing Owl. The national flower is Wanglo. The national tree of Aruba is the Divi-Divi tree, and the highest peak is Jamanota.
Sports have always played an important role in developing the social and cultural structure of Aruba and other countries. When it comes to designating a sport as the official symbol, Football is considered the country’s national sport.
Betico Croes is the founder of Aruba. The country’s national anthem was written by Juan Chabaya ‘Padu’ Lampe, and composed by Rufo Inocencio Wever. The country’s national hero is Boy Ecury.
The tourism slogan of the country is “One Happy Island”.
Evelyn Wever-Croes is the current Prime minister of Aruba, and Willem-Alexander (Monarch) is the President.
Aruba has declared Dutch, Papiamento as the country’s official language.
|Former name(s)||Isla de Oruba|
|Regional location||Caribbean, an island in the Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela|
|Country name etymology||The name Aruba most likely came from the Caquetio Oruba which means "Well situated island"|
|Climate||Tropical marine; little seasonal temperature variation|
|Terrain||Flat with a few hills; scant vegetation|
|National Day||1 Jan 1986|
|Ethnicity||Aruban, Colombian, Dutch, Dominican, Venezuelan, Curaçaoan & Haitian|
|Head of government||Prime Minister|
|Driving side||Drive on the Right-hand side|
|Total area||180 km² (69 sq mi)|
|Average elevation||217 ft|
|Mains electricity||127 V|
|Emergency telephone numbers||Emergency Telephone Numbers|
The National animal of Aruba is Burrowing Owl
The National flower of Aruba is Wanglo. Botanical name is Tribulus cistoides.
The National bird of Aruba is Prikichi