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Title: aruba


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aruba
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history
geography
culture
climate
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History
  • Gained independence from the Netherlands in
    1986.
  • Has self-government, but the Netherlands provides
    defense and handles foreign affairs.
  • American Indians first inhabited the island. The
    Netherlands took control in 1634.

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Geography
  • Aruba is a small island in the West Indies, just
    off the coast of Venezuela. (View map.)
  • The island measures 19 ½ miles long by 6 miles
    wide. The northern coast is rocky and windy.
    The calm southwest coast is popular with
    tourists.
  • About 97,000 people live on Aruba, compared to
    about 176,000 in Providence.

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Map of Aruba
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Culture
  • Caribbean influence in food and music.
  • Economy based on tourism--beaches, water sports,
    casinos, restaurants.
  • Food specialties
  • Pan bati (like a pancake)
  • Keshi yena (Gouda cheese, spices, and meat or
    seafood in a brown sauce)

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the Gasparito
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Climate
  • Perfect
  • Always sunny and 85 degrees.
  • Rains occasionally and briefly.

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For more information
  • http//frommers.com/destinations/aruba/
  • http//www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?idar032
    780.
  • U. S. Department of State
  • http//www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/22491.htm

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