aruba

Aruba

aruba

Aruba is a place to do as little as possible. It wears its hospitality on its sleeve and in the national anthem, which includes the unlyrical line ‘The greatness of our people is their great cordiality. Aruba is a caribian island 15 miles north of the coast of venezuela. The island is an autonomous dependency of the Kingdom of the netherlands.It is 30 kilometers (19.6 miles) long and 9 kilometers (6 miles) across, at its widest point, with an area of approximately 70 square miles (184 square kilometers). This flat, riverless island is 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°C (81°F). The yearly rainfall usually does not exceed 20 inches. Aruba layes outside the Caribbean hurricane belt.Aruba capital is Oranjestad. In 1515, the Spanish transported the entire population to Hispaniola to work in the copper mines; most were allowed to return when the mines were tapped out. The Dutch, who took control a century later, left the Arawaks to graze livestock, using the island as a source of meat for other Dutch possessions in the Caribbean. The Arawak heritage is stronger on Aruba than on most Caribbean islands. No full-blooded aboriginals remain, but the features of the islanders clearly indicate their genetic heritage. The majority of the population is descended mostly from Arawak, and to a lesser extent Dutch, Spanish, and African ancestors. Recently there has been substantial immigration. Aruba's flag has a red star at the top right conner, has a light blue color, and has two yellow lines in the middle. and if your wondering "Do hurricanes affect Aruba?" the awnser is yes."Your chances of getting hit by a hurricane in the Caribbean is probably not a whole lot different than it is in Miami or on the Gulf Coast," says Sheets. In fact, 100 years of hurricane data show that the chances of Miami being hit by a hurricane is "higher than anywhere in the Caribbean," according to SheetsWith all the attention on the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, compare the hurricane risk for the Caribbean to New Orleans, which historically has a 12.5 percent chance of being affected by a hurricane in any year.

Ironically, while Katrina focused the attention of every American on the damage that hurricanes can cause, the record number of storms that formed in 2005 did relatively little damage in the Caribbean.So if your planning on living (or taking a visit) to Aruba be sure you cheack gthe weather so that you can enjoy it an relax.heres a picture of the Aruba reef