Description: The Political Map of Aruba showing names of capital cities, towns, states, provinces and boundaries with neighbouring countries.
Aruba is an island located in the southern part of the Caribbean Sea. It is 29 kilometers towards the north of the Venezuelan coast and 1600 kilometers west from the Lesser Antilles.
Measured from the northwest down to the southwest end, the island is 32 kilometers long and 10km wide when measured at the widest point across. It is a part of the ABC islands along with Bonaire and Curacao.
Hailing from Dutch origins, these islands are often collectively called the Dutch Antilles or Dutch Caribbean. The kingdom of Netherlands is formed by four constituent countries which contain Aruba, Sint Maarten and Curacao.
The capital and largest city of Aruba is called Oranjestad. The climate of the island is much like others on the Caribbean belt.
The air dry with soaring temperatures and a landscape full of cacti. It is warm and sunny all throughout which makes it a very popular tourist destination. The collective land area measures up to 179 km2 which is heavily populated by 102484 citizens in total.
The main reason of the high population is that it lies just outside the hurricane belt of the Caribbean. The landscape at Aruba is mostly flat and dry and they fall in the Leeward Antilles. The northern and southern coasts of the island have white shimmering beaches.
The eastern and western ends are badly damaged by ocean currents and are left alone by humans. However the north and south ends of the islands have seen a lot of development owing to the solid shelter from the currents of the ocean.
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