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Aruba

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Aruba
StatusProto Dependency
SovereigntyNetherlands
Social and Moral Index0 best
CapitalOranjestad
Land Area 180 km21
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

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

2. Aruba National and Social Development

My Social and Moral Development Index does not have enough data points for Aruba to produce an accurate ranking. As a territory of the Netherlands I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

3. 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 below7:

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%8.

Links:

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

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

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. 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.^
  8. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^

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