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Aruba

Aruban Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Population density > People per sq. km: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly larger than Washington, DC 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly larger than Washington, DC 2008
Area > Land 193 sq km 2008 209th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 1.9 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 204th out of 224
Area > Total 180 sq km 2013 217th out of 251
Area > Water 0.0 2013 197th out of 246
Climate tropical marine; little seasonal temperature variation 2013
Coastline 68.5 km 2014 172nd out of 242
Geographic coordinates 12 30 N, 69 58 W 2013
Land area > Sq. km 180 sq km 2008 193th out of 199
Location Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela 2013
Natural resources NEGL; white sandy beaches 2013
Population density > People per sq. km 527.89 people/m² 2005 12th out of 202
Surface area > Sq. km 190 km² 2005 198th out of 204
Terrain flat with a few hills; scant vegetation 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; World Development Indicators database

Citation

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Aruba Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Surface area 3
Land use 3
  • Aruba ranked first for population density > people per sq. km amongst Catholic countries in 2005.
  • Aruba ranked 9th last for area > total amongst Christian countries in 2013.
  • Aruba ranked third for population density amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 1999.
  • Aruba ranked 18 places from the bottom for area > water amongst Densely populated countries in 2013.