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Aruba

 

Contents

Flags

Meaning/Origin of the Flag

Map

Numbers and Facts

History



Flags

Flagge Fahne flag National flag Merchant flag Aruba
Flag of Aruba,
ratio = 2:3,
Source, by: Flags of the World




Flagge Fahne flag Aruba Gouverneur Governor
Flag for the Governor of Aruba,
ratio = 2:3,
Source, by: Flags of the World



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Meaning/Origin of the Flag

The flag of Aruba was introduced on the 18th of March in 1976. It shows the colours blue, white and red, so the colours of the Netherland, added by two narrow yellow stripes. Already since 1955 Aruba has it's own coat of arms.

Source: Flags of the World, Flaggen und Wappen der Welt

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Map

Location:

Source: CIA World Factbook

Map of the country:

Source: CIA World Factbook

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Numbers and Facts

Area: 69 square miles

Inhabitants: 106.800 (2013), thereof 66% Aruban (Mestizos, Antillians), 9.1% Colombian, 4.3% Dutch, 4.1% Dominican, 3.2% Venezuelan

Religions: 75.3% Roman Catholic, 4.9% Protestant, 5.5% none

Density of Population: 1.545 inh./sq.mi.

Capital: Oranjestad, 28.300 inh.

official Language: Dutch, Papiamento

other Languages: Spanish, English

Currency (since 1986): 1 Aruba Florin (AWG, Afl.) = 100 Cent

Currency (to 1986): 1 Netherlands Antilles Florin (NAFl.) = 100 Cent

Time Zone: GMT – 4 h

Source: Wikipedia (D), CIA World Factbook

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History

1527 · colonization by Spain

1634 · colonization by the Netherlands

1951 · inner autonomy

1987 · separation from the Netherlands Antilles

Source: Wikipedia (D)

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