Aruba: population and capital
According to Countryaah website, Aruba has around 108,000 people.
The population on the island is 80% mixed race. Only 5% of the population are
white. The rest belong to various other ethnic groups.
Catholics around 81%, evangelists around 4%, Protestants around 2.5%, Jehovah's
Witnesses around 1.5% as well as Jews, Methodists and others.
The national languages are Dutch and Papiamentu - a Creole language that is
spoken by about 330,000 people on the ABC islands.
In addition to Aruba, the ABC islands also include Bonair and Curacao.
The capital of Aruba is Oranjestad - with around 30,000
Aruba: geography, map
Area and boundaries
Defined by DigoPaul, the island of Aruba covers an area of 180 km² and has 107,000
residents. The island is the smallest of the three so-called ABC islands -
besides Aruba, these are Bonaire and Curaçao. Since the three islands are
located on the continental shelf of South America, they are geographically
included in South America. Aruba is an autonomous part of the Kingdom of the
The island is mostly flat - at a length of about 30 km and a maximum width of 9
km. In the west of the island you can find long white beaches, while the east
coast is rather rocky and often inaccessible. Aruba is one of the "Leeward
Islands" - the southern part of the Lesser Antilles. Here the climate is rather
dry and almost desert-like.
The island has no direct neighbors and therefore no national borders.
Aruba has a coastline to the Caribbean with a length of around 70 km.
Longitude and latitude of Montserrat
The island of Aruba extends over the following geographical latitude
(abbreviation Δφ) and geographical longitude (abbreviation Δλ):
|Δφ = from 12 ° 24 'to 12 ° 37' north latitude
Δλ = from 069 ° 54 'to 070 ° 04' west longitude
You can find detailed information on this subject under Longitude and
Legal time in Aruba
For Aruba, the following value applies to Central European Time (CET), i.e.
the time (excluding daylight saving time). A minus sign means that it is earlier
there and a plus sign that it is later than after CET:
Further and detailed explanations of the time can be found under Time zones,
The highest point of the sun in Oranjestad
Oranjestad, the capital of the island, is located at a northern latitude of
around φ = 12 ° 30` = 12.5 ° - and thus in the middle of the tropics.
If the declination δ of the sun has the value of 12.5 ° N, and thus the image
point of the sun is above the island or Brades, the sun is perpendicular
there. This happens exactly twice a year, roughly days after the 21./22. March
and then again days before September 21st.
If the image point of the sun and thus the declination δ is north of
the latitude of Brades, at noon the sun is not in the south, as in our
latitudes, but in the north. In this case, the sun moves from east to north to
west, where, like us, it sets.
The highest mountain on the relatively flat island is the Jamanota, a little
less than 190 m high.
Relax under palm trees in the white sand with a view of the turquoise
sea - and all this on a private island! Renaissance Island is reserved for
guests of the Renaissance Hotel and Renaissance Suites. Since these two hotels
are in the heart of downtown, they acquired the island. Guests can enjoy the
sandy beaches, which are just a short boat ride away. There is a regular
transfer service to and from the island.
The infrastructure on Renaissance Island includes a restaurant, spa, water
sports and volleyball facilities, hammocks and everything a sun worshiper needs
to spend a few hours in paradise.
De Palm Island
This small island is just a five minute boat ride from Aruba. The
colorful water slides of the Blue Parrotfish Water Park and excellent
opportunities to snorkel, dive or try Seatrek await the visitor.
As mentioned, the island state of Aruba is located in the Caribbean.