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    Aruba Geography - 2002

      Location 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
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 193 sq km

      Area - comparative slightly larger than Washington, DC

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 68.5 km

      Maritime claims
      territorial sea: 12 NM

      Climate tropical marine; little seasonal temperature variation

      Terrain 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: 11% (including aloe 0.01%)
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 89% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land 0.01 sq km (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards lies outside the Caribbean hurricane belt

      Environment - current issues NA

      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 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Aruba Geography 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Aruba Geography 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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