History of Aruba
Soon Aruba was a colony of Spain and the Spaniards had their authority over the isles for over a century.
In 1629 the bridle of reign was on the hands of the Dutch and Aruba was under the control of Netherlands for over 130 years. They had their interests in the livestock of the island.
Aruba played an important role in the 2nd World War providing petroleum resources to the Allies. With Germany having occupied Netherlands, Aruba was under Britain (1940-1942) and under the Americans (1942-1945).
Aruba first enunciated its 1st constitution as an autonomous state within the Dutch territory in August 1947. Aruba then gradually set foot towards total independence under the leadership of Croes. Croes motivated the Arubans to struggle and fight for independence and in March 1977 the Arubans had a majority of 80% who voted for Independence with the aid of US. Gradually protests were led for the independence of Aruba after a conference in The Hague in the year of 1981. Aruba again pronounced a new constitution in August 1985. Later in 1996 complete independence was achieved by the Arubans.
Geography of Aruba
Aruba is the biggest island of the Kingdom of Netherlandspositioned 25 km away in the northern coast of Venezuela and 68 km away northwest of Curaçao. It is in the South American geographical zone. The terrain comprises primarily flat plains and less hill-tops. There are no inland rivers. White sand beaches are its prime distinctive feature and there is less scope for vegetation. The total area of the island is 139sq. kms comprising a coastline of 68.5 km.
The highest point of Aruba is Mount Jamanota (188m) and
The lowest point is Caribbean Sea. (0m, at sea level)
Climate of Aruba
Aruba experiences a tropical type climate and being situated in the Hurricane belt is acquainted with hurricanes. The temperature remains constant throughout the year and ranges within 30o Celsius. The average rainfall is 38 mm and the most rain is experienced in the month of November and December when rainfall accounts to over 95mm.
Natural Resources in Aruba
The natural resources of Aruba are sea food and sand. They have premium conch shells, shrimps and tuna.
Important Cities of Aruba
Tourist Attraction in Aruba
The important tourist attractions are:
- Eagle Beach
- Alto Vista Chapel
- SS Antilla
- California Lighthouse
- Archaeological Museum of Aruba
- Fort Zoutman
- Palm Island
- Druif Beach
- Trinidad Stadium
Famous Hotels in Aruba
- Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino
- Ritz Carlton Aruba
- Radisson Aruba Resort and Casino
- Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive
- Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino
- Appetizers: BalchiPisca, Bitterballen, Pastechi,Sanger Yena.
- Soups: SopiMondongo, Cool Island Soup,Stropi di Tamarijn.
- Main Course: Carnival Calamari, Curry Goat/Chicken, Keri Keri,KeshiYena.
- Desserts: Pan Dushi, Kesio, Pudin di Coco.
Some of the important airports of Aruba are:
- Queen Beatrix International Airport
Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: August 08, 2015
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