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 Aruba
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Area: 75 sq miles (193 sq km)
Population: 100,500 (via UN, 2006)
Capital City: Oranjestad
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Overview
Government Type Parliamentary democracy
Independence Autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Constitution 1 January 1986
Legal system Based on Dutch civil law system with some English common law influence
Suffrage 18 years of age; universal
Executive Branch

Head of state: King WILLEM-ALEXANDER of the Netherlands (since 30 April 2013); represented by Governor Fredis REFUNJOL (since 11 May 2004)

Head of government: Prime Minister Michiel Godfried (Mike) EMAN (since 30 October 2009)

Cabinet: Council of Ministers elected by the Staten

Elections: the monarchy is hereditary; governor appointed for a six-year term by the monarch; prime minister and deputy prime minister elected by the Staten for four-year terms; election last held in 2013 (next to be held by 2017)

Election results: Mike EMAN elected prime minister; percent of legislative vote - NA

Legislative Branch

Unicameral Legislature or Staten (21 seats; members elected by direct popular vote to serve four-year terms)

Elections: last held on 27 September 2013 (next to be held in 2017)

Judicial Branch Common Court of Justice, Joint High Court of Justice (judges appointed by the monarch)
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BBC News Profile - Aruba
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
CIA World Factbook - Aruba
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
Country Health Profile - Aruba
Information, health situation analysis, and statistics about countries in the Americas.
ITC - Aruba
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
Library of Congress Portals to the World - Aruba
Country portal and resources compiled by Library of Congress subject experts.
UNdata Country Profile - Aruba
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
UNESCO Worldwide - Latin America and the Caribbean
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
UNESCO Communication & Information - Aruba
Country profile, news and links to related projects and web sites.
UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Aruba
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
UNESCO Office Havana
Cluster Office representing UNESCO in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Aruba.
United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Aruba
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics
U.S. Department of Energy - Caribbean (includes Aruba)
Regional analysis report from the Energy Information Administration on production and consumption of energy resources.
U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Aruba
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations.
Diplomacy and Aid
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Delegation of the European Union to Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Aruba and the Netherland Antillies
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.
European Union Relations with Aruba
Overview, country strategy, agreements, and documents on the European Union's relations with Aruba.
IMF - Aruba
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
ReliefWeb - Aruba
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Aruba from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Trinidad and Tobago
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention. The Trinidad and Tobago country office also covers Suriname, Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.
U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Aruba
Country background notes.
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