Aruba Genealogy

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Wikipedia has more about this subject: Aruba

Aruba officially became a member state of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on January 1, 1986, with full independence set for 1996, within a Dutch Commonwealth of sovereign states. Aruba is the western most island of the Netherland Antilles of the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea, off the north shore of Venezuela.

See also the CIA World Factbook at


Aruba's Capital City is Oranjestad. See: (Oranjestad)

Aruba is divided into eight regions:

  • Noord/Tank Leendert
  • Oranjestad (west)
  • Oranjestad (east)
  • Paradera
  • Santa Cruz
  • Savaneta
  • Sint Nicolaas (north)
  • Sint Nicolaas (south).

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Did you know that Aruba has its own university? See: (University of Aruba)

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