Aruba Business, Taxation and Offshore Information
Aruba is a Caribbean island lying to the north of Venezuela and west of the islands of Curaçao and Bonaire. Though it is small (179 km2, 69 sq. mi) it has a population of 105,900 (2019 est). Following a referendum, Aruba separated from the Netherlands Antilles in 1987. The legal, political and administrative systems are largely modelled on the Dutch originals, though there has been some common law influence on the offshore regime.
Government, judiciary and the central bank are established in Oranjestad, the capital. The official languages are Dutch and Papamiento, a Portuguese-based creole language. The local currency is the Aruban florin, which is fixed at 1$US = 1.79 Afl. There is a well connected airport at Oranjestad. More »