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Travel to Aruba

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Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to Aruba

  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC -4
  • Electricity: 127V, 60 Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellullar phone etc.)
  • Currency: Aruban Guilder, Florin (Af.)
  • Country Dialing Code: 297


Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela


71,566 (July 2005 est.)

none (part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)

tropical marine; little seasonal temperature variation

Ethnic groups
mixed white/Caribbean Amerindian 80%

Roman Catholic 82%, Protestant 8%, Hindu, Muslim, Confucian, Jewish

Dutch (official), Papiamento (a Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, English dialect), English (widely spoken), Spanish

Government type
parliamentary democracy

Discovered and claimed for Spain in 1499, Aruba was acquired by the Dutch in 1636. The island's economy has been dominated by three main industries. A 19th century gold rush was followed by prosperity brought on by the opening in 1924 of an oil refinery. The last decades of the 20th century saw a boom in the tourism industry. Aruba seceded from the Netherlands Antilles in 1986 and became a separate, autonomous member of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Movement toward full independence was halted at Aruba's request in 1990.

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