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Aruba (part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands) Geography

    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: 11%
    permanent crops: NA%
    permanent pastures: NA%
    forests and woodland: NA%
    other: 89% (1993 est.)

    Irrigated land: NA sq km

    Natural hazards: lies outside the Caribbean hurricane belt

    Environment—current issues: NA

    Environment—international agreements:
    party to: NA
    signed, but not ratified: NA

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