Aruba: Country and Foreign Investment
Aruba is a small island covering 75 square miles and located in the Caribbean sea 19 miles north of Venezuela. The capital is Oranjestad. The climate of Aruba is tropical with a fairly constant average temperature of 28 degrees Celsius and rainfall averaging 18-24 inches per annum, most of which falls between the months of October to January. The island lies outside the hurricane belt and so avoids the effects of tropical storms.
The terrain is flat with few hills and sparse vegetation and the highest point lies 188 meters above sea level.
Air communications are excellent with over 200 flights a week and daily flights to major cities in Europe, the United States and Latin America.
Telecommunications and computer networking facilities are the most advanced and well developed in the region. Aruba is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (US Central Time).