Aruba at glance
Aruba is located in the southern Caribbean, just off the northern coast of South America, at the center of many world trade routes. It is 19.6 miles long and 6 miles across, at its widest point, with an area of approximately 74.5 square miles (193 square km).
Aruba is a well-developed island with a high standard of living.
The beautiful island of Aruba was discovered in 1499. During the years that followed ownership of the island changed hands several times, till the Dutch took possession and the Dutch influences are still present in the social, legal and political system.
On January 1, 1986 Aruba obtained its ‘Status Aparte’ thereby enabling it to become a separate entity within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
After the constitutional reform of October 10, 2010 (dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles) both Curaçao and Saint Maarten also became constituents within the Kingdom of the Netherlands . The four parts of the Kingdom – the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao and Saint Maarten – are referred to as “countries”, and participate on a basis of equality as partners in the Kingdom.
Aruba maintains direct ties with the Netherlands, but it has complete autonomy over its own internal affairs. The Kingdom of the Netherlands is constitutionally responsible for defense and foreign affairs of the entire kingdom.
Ideal business location
Aruba in general has much to offer, both for vacationers and business investors. In fact many of the foreign residents on the island first came to Aruba as a tourist and then decided to set up a business.
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The BES islands Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba forming part of the former Netherlands Antilles became direct parts of the Netherlands as special municipalities of the Netherlands and were constituted as “public bodies” under the Constitution for the Kingdom of the Netherlands.