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You can view images of Aruba on websites such as Google Images and the island itself is situated 27 km north of Venezuela. The island is 33km long and belongs to the Lesser Antilles, within the Caribbean Sea. With two other islands, Bonaire and Curacao, it makes up the ABC islands, the southern collection of islands in the Lesser Antilles.

The island has no administrative subdivisions, being one of four constituent countries, forming the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The inhabitants are predominantly Dutch, sharing a single nationality with the Netherlands, Curacao and Sint Maarten. The climate of the island is mainly dry, unlike the majority of the Caribbean region and the landscape consists of mainly cacti and bush. Tourism is quite high as visitors tend to enjoy the consistently warm temperatures during their holidays. Additionally, Aruba is renowned for its white, sandy beaches on its Western and Southern coastlines, where the beaches are sheltered from the other more dangerous ocean currents.

The size of the island spans 180 sq km and is rather densely populated, holding approximately 103,000 people. Luckily, however, the island lies outside the main hurricane belt. The landscape is also relatively flat which results in no rivers on the island. The Eastern and Northern coasts are much less popular with tourists due to the lack of protection in regards to the raging currents seen around the island, meaning that humans have generally left the area alone.

The capital of the island is Oranjestad, which holds the island's airport where flights to and from countries such as the US and countries within the European Union, allowing tourists to fly in from all over the world and add to the island's tourist industry profits. Aruba is a great place to visit for a holiday, if you're looking for a little island getaway with beautiful beaches and an incredibly interesting landscape.

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