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    Aruba Geography - 2005

      Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela

      Geographic coordinates:
      12 30 N, 69 58 W

      Map references:
      Central America and the Caribbean

      total: 193 sq km
      land: 193 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative:
      slightly larger than Washington, DC

      Land boundaries:
      0 km

      68.5 km

      Maritime claims:
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      tropical marine; little seasonal temperature variation

      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: 10.53% (including aloe 0.01%)
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 89.47% (2001)

      Irrigated land:
      0.01 sq km (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards:
      lies outside the Caribbean hurricane belt

      Environment - current issues:

      Geography - note:
      a flat, riverless island renowned for its white sand beaches; its tropical climate is moderated by constant trade winds from the Atlantic Ocean; the temperature is almost constant at about 27 degrees Celsius (81 degrees Fahrenheit)

      NOTE: The information regarding Aruba on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Aruba Geography 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Aruba Geography 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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