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Aruba – Important Facts

Aruba is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the southern Caribbean Sea, located about 1,600 kilometres west of the main part of the Lesser Antilles and 29 kilometres north of the coast of Venezuela. It measures 32 kilometres (20 mi) long from its north western to its south eastern end and 10 kilometres (6 mi) across at its widest point. Together with Bonaire and Curaçao, Aruba forms a group referred to as the ABC islands. Collectively, Aruba and the other Dutch islands in the Caribbean are often called the Dutch Caribbean

Aruba has one of the highest standards of living in the Caribbean region. There is a low unemployment rate. The island’s economy has been dominated by three main industries: tourism, export, and petroleum refining Before a separate completely autonomous country/state within the Kingdom, oil processing was the dominant industry in Aruba despite expansion of the tourism sector.

Important Details

  • Country ISO3: ABW
  • Country Code: 533
  • Income Group: Latin America & Caribbean
  • Lending Category: High income
  • Region: South America
  • Currency Unit: Aruban florin (AWG)
  • WTO Member: No
  • Trade organisations: Not available
  • world rank: Not available
  • Regional Ranking: Not available