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Aruba

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Aruba
StatusProto Dependency
SovereigntyNetherlands
CapitalOranjestad
Land Area 180km21
LocationNorth America, The Americas, Caribbean
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population
Life Expectancy
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesAW, ABW, 5332
Internet Domain.aw3
CurrencyGuilder (AWG)4
Telephone+2975

1. Overview

#netherlands #spain

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.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)6

Book Cover[Aruba, Bonaire & Curaçao...] these three tiny islands once formed the Netherlands Antilles and are still independent territories within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, so Dutch culture is very much in evidence. East coast Americans fleeing winter make Aruba the most touristed island in the southern Caribbean - not surprising given that it has miles of the best beaches, sociable rum shops, plenty of upmarket package resorts and a compact and cute main town, Oranjestad. Flights between Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao are frequent so you can hop between them or choose one and soak up the sun.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)7

As a territory of the Netherlands I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

2. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below8:

Christian91.9%
Muslim0.2%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion1.3%
Jew0.4%
Unaffiliated6%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: 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%9.

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3. The Internet

Internet Users (2016)
Higher is better
10
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
22Belgium89%
23Czech Rep.88%
24Germany88%
25Aruba88%
26Switzerland87%
27France86%
28Korea, S.86%
29Australia85%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IPv6 Uptake (2017)
Higher is better

Ratio11
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
155Andorra0.0
156Greenland0.0
157Brunei0.0
158Aruba0.0
159Bahrain0.0
160Palau0.0
161Equatorial Guinea0.0
162Belize0.0
World Avg3.82
q=176.

Internet access has become an essential research tool. It facilitates an endless list of life improvements, from the ability to network and socialize without constraint, to access to a seemingly infinite repository of technical and procedural information on pretty much any task. The universal availability of data has sped up industrial development and personal learning at the national and personal level. Individuals can read any topic they wish regardless of the locality of expert teachers, and, entire nations can develop their technology and understanding of the world simply because they are now exposed to advanced societies and moral discourses online. Like every communications medium, the Internet has issues and causes a small range of problems, but these are insignificant compared to the advantages of having an online populace.

Current edition: 2013 May 01
Last Modified: 2017 Jun 15
http://www.humantruth.info/aruba.html
Parent page: Compare International Statistics by Region and Continent

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#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism #netherlands #spain

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References: (What's this?)

Book Cover

CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

Lonely Planet
(2014) The World. Subtitled: "A Traveller's Guide to the Planet". Published by Lonely Planet, London, UK. Each chapter is devoted to a specific country and includes a list of the most interesting places to visit and a few other cultural notes..

Footnotes

  1. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  3. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  4. According to ISO4217.^
  5. According to ITU-T.^
  6. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/aa.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  7. Lonely Planet (2014) chapter "Aruba, Bonaire & Curaçao" .^
  8. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  9. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  10. internetlivestats.com/internet-users-by-country accessed 2017 Mar 10.^
  11. % of internet access via native IPv6 compared to IPv4. As of 2017 Jun 20, from http://www.cidr-report.org. Accessed 2017 Jun 20.^

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