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Aruba    Geography Top of Page
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:  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% (including aloe 0.01%)

permanent crops:  0%

permanent pastures:  0%

forests and woodland:  0%

other:  93% (1993 est.)
Irrigated land: 0.01 sq km
Natural hazards: lies outside the Caribbean hurricane belt
Environment - current issues: NA

 

Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook








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