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ID: 7004548
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Aruba (dependent state)  Aruba (dependent state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 12 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 12.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 069 58 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -69.9667  decimal degrees

Note: Earliest inhabitants were Arawak Amerindians, who left cave drawings, pottery & tools; claimed by Spain in 1499; center of piracy; unlike on other W Indies islands, Amerindians were not exterminated; Dutch settled island beginning in 1634; official language is Dutch, though Papiamento is widely spoken.

Names:
Aruba (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Aruba (Dutch-P,U,N)
Oruba (C,O)
ABW (C,O,ISO3L)
AW (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO533 (C,O,ISO3N)
AA00 (C,O,FIPS)
Aruban (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Aruba (dependent state)  ........  Aruba (dependent state) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of West Indies (archipelago)  ....  West Indies (archipelago) (P)
Hierarchy of Lesser Antilles (island group)  ........  Lesser Antilles (island group) (P)
Hierarchy of Aruba (dependent state)  ............  Aruba (dependent state)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Netherlands (nation)  ........  Netherlands (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Aruba (dependent state)  ............  Aruba (dependent state) (P)

Place Types:
dependent state (preferred, C)  ............  Dutch possession since 1816, separate from Netherlands Antilles since January 1, 1986
primary political unit (C)
island (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Oranjestad .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, Aruba) [1013002]

Sources and Contributors:
AA00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accesed 01/20/99
ABW..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 776
Aruba..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 534
..............  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 38
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 51
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 609
..............  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Aruban..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
AW..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 11
ISO533..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 11
Oruba..........  [VP]
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 80
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 534
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 38
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 51
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 609
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 11
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 776
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accesed 01/20/99
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 80
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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