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Geography of Aruba

Aruba is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 180 km² (approx. 69 mi²). Continental shelf of Aruba is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Aruba is located in North America. North America is found entirely in the Northern hemisphere and almost entirely in the Western hemisphere. North American countries include, but are not limited to, Canada, Mexico, and The United States. Aruba is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Aruba is 94 m (308 ft).

Neighbors

Total length of land borders of Aruba is 0 kilometers (~0 miles). Aruba has no land borders, meaning that it also has no neighbouring countries in the traditional sense of the word.

Cities

The capital city of Aruba is Oranjestad. The largest cities in Aruba are Babijn, Oranjestad, Angochi, Arasji .

Elevation

The average elevation range of Aruba is 94 m (308 ft). The highest point of Aruba is Mount Jamanota, with its official height being 188 m (617 ft). The lowest point of Aruba is Caribbean Sea. The elevation difference between the highest (Mount Jamanota) and lowest (Caribbean Sea) points of Aruba is 188 m (2 ft).

Area

The total land area of Aruba is 180 km² (approx. 69 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 0 km² (~0 mi²). The continental shelf of Aruba is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Aruba is approximately 180 km² (~69 mi²). Aruba is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.

Forest and arable land

There are 20 km² of arable land in Aruba, and it comprises 11% of the country's total territory.

Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.

Natural resources

The most notable natural resources found in Aruba are sandy beaches, pleasant climate.