One Happy Island

What you need to know

The capital of Aruba is Oranjestad and it is the biggest city on Aruba. Another large city is St.Nicolas. Aruba was originally controlled by the Dutch and it still is. However, Aruba is treated fairly. The official languages of Aruba are Dutch and Papiamento.

Geography of Aruba

Aruba is 15 miles north of Venezuela and it is an island in the Caribbean Sea. Aruba's highest point is on Mount Jamanota which stands 670ft. tall. The lowest point of Aruba is 0ft above sea level. Aruba is a small island. It is about 54 square miles.

Aruba's government

Aruba is a constitutional monarchy and is led by Prime Minister Mike Eman and the Cabinet of Ministers. Aruba is on good terms with countries like Venezuela, the U.S., The Netherlands, and other European countries.


Although Aruba accepts U.S. dollar bills their currency is the Aruban Florin. One Aruban Florin equals about half a U.S dollar. Aruba imports and exports goods such as food product, mineral product, and chemical product to The Netherlands, Venezuela, and the U.S. Aruba also exports precious stones, pearls and fish.

Why should you visit?

.Aruba is always very warm and don't expect it to rain on your trip

.Aruba's water is always very warm and a pretty tourcoise color

.Aruba's south spy oats is covered in white sand beaches

.Enjoy fresh tropical fruit on the beach