getamap.net
Africa
Africa
Oceania
Oceania
Asia
Asia
North America
North America
Europe
Europe
South America
South America
Antarctica
Antarctica

Search: 



Administrative divisions (GPS Maps)

Geography

People and Society

Government

Economy

Communications

Transportation

Military


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.


Advertisements:

Advertisements Advertisements



People And Society

Nationality
Noun Aruban(s)
Adjective Aruban; Dutch

Ethnic groups
Mixed white/Caribbean Amerindian 80%, other 20%

Languages
Papiamento (a Spanish-Portuguese-Dutch-English dialect) 66.3%, Spanish 12.6%, English (widely spoken) 7.7%, Dutch (official) 5.8%, other 2.2%, unspecified or unknown 5.3% (2000 census)

Religions
Roman Catholic 80.8%, Protestant 7.8% (Evangelist 4.1%, Methodist 1.2%, other Protestant 2.5%), Jehovah's Witnesses 1.5%, Jewish 0.2%, other 5.1%, none or unspecified 4.6%

Population World Ranking: 189
107,635 (July 2012 est.)
Note
Estimate based on a revision of the base population, fertility, and mortality numbers, as well as a revision of 1985-99 migration estimates from outmigration to inmigration, which is assumed to continue into the future; the new results are consistent with the 2000 census

Age structure
0-14 years
18.4% (male 9,847/female 9,729)
15-64 years
70.3% (male 35,809/female 38,816)
65 years and over
11.2% (male 4,698/female 7,214) (2011 est.)

Median age
Total 38.4 years
Male 36.6 years
Female 40.2 years (2012 est.)

Population growth rate World Ranking: 85
1.413% (2012 est.)

Birth rate World Ranking: 154
12.76 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)

Death rate World Ranking: 106
7.92 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)

Net migration rate World Ranking: 12
9.29 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2012 est.)

Urbanization
Urban population 47% of total population (2010)
Rate of urbanization
0.6% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major cities - population
ORANJESTAD (capital) 33,000 (2009)

Sex ratio
At birth 1.02 male(s)/female
Under 15 years 1.01 male(s)/female
15-64 years 0.92 male(s)/female
65 years and over 0.65 male(s)/female
Total population 0.9 male(s)/female (2011 est.)

Infant mortality rate World Ranking: 129
Total 12.51 deaths/1,000 live births
Male 16.51 deaths/1,000 live births
Female
8.44 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)

Life expectancy at birth World Ranking: 84
Total population 75.93 years
Male 72.89 years
Female 79.04 years (2012 est.)

Total fertility rate World Ranking: 150
1.84 children born/woman (2012 est.)

Hiv/aids - adult prevalence rate
NA

Hiv/aids - people living with hiv/aids
NA

Hiv/aids - deaths
NA

Education expenditures World Ranking: 59
5% of GDP (2008)

Literacy
Definition
Age 15 and over can read and write
Total population 97.3%
Male 97.5%
Female 97.1% (2000 census)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
Total 13 years
Male 13 years
Female 13 years (2009)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 World Ranking: 36
Total 23.2%
Male 24.1%
Female 22.9% (2007)


Comments

--- There are no comments yet ---


Add a new comment:



You have to log in to add a comment!

 

Avertisments  Advertisement


Members area  Members area

Username:
Password:

Register

Forgot password?

  Aruba [ Netherlands ] (Kingdom Of The Netherlands):


  GPS points from Aruba [ Netherlands ] (Kingdom Of The Netherlands)

Santa Anna Aruba (general)

Rincon Aruba (general)

Tanki Lender Aruba (general)

Savaneta Aruba (general)

Andicuri Aruba (general)

Seroe Colorado Aruba (general)

Pos Abao Aruba (general)

Boca Grandi Aruba (general)




viewweather.com sv.ViewWeather.com
fr.ViewWeather.com
da.ViewWeather.com
de.ViewWeather.com
es.ViewWeather.com
www.carpati.org
www.searchromania.net
www.cdtracks.org
es.getamap.org
fr.getamap.org
de.getamap.org
nl.getamap.org
da.getamap.org
www.getamap.org
Links
Terms of use
Privacy policy

# 0.0289 sec 

contact AT getamap.net

© 2006 - 2019  http://www.getamap.net/