Capital: Oranjestad
Key Facts

Status: Autonomous member of the Netherlands
Population: 108,000 (via UN, 2006)
Area: 75 sq miles (193 sq km)
Major languages: Dutch (official), Papiamento
Major religions: Christianity
Life expectancy: 73 years (men), 78 years (women) UN
Monetary unit: 1 Aruban guilder = 100 cents
Main exports: Oil products, animals
GNI per capita: n/a
Internet domain: .aw
International dialling code: +297

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