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Internet Usage Statistics:
87,313 Internet users as of December, 2014;
77.8% of the population, according to IWS.

Aruba is a 32 km long island in the Caribbean Sea, 27 km north of the Paraguaná Peninsula, Falcón State, Venezuela, and it forms a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Unlike much of the Caribbean region, it has a dry climate and an arid, cactus-strewn landscape. This climate has helped tourism as visitors to the island can reliably expect warm, sunny weather.

Latest Population Estimate:
112,162 population for 2015, according toUS Census.

Latest GNI Estimate:
GNI per capita was US$ 24,924 for 2013, according to theWorld Bank.

Aruba Land Size (Area):
Aruba has 179 sq km ( 69 square miles) - Population Density is 627 persons per sq km.

Internet Usage and Population Statistics:




% Pen.

GDP p.c.*

Usage Source




4.3 %

US$ 20,176





25.6 %

US$ 20,187





24.4 %

US$ 21,131





77.8 %

US$ 24,924


Note: Per Capita GDP in US dollars, source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Aruba Statistics Page
Aruba Statistics from the UN

Search Engines and Directories:
Aruba Search Engines

Aruba Open Directory


Aruba Profile

Aruba in the Wikipedia
Aruba history, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.

Aruba in the CIA Factbook
Aruba information about the economy, geography, government,
population, communications, military and transnational issues.

BBC Aruba Profile
Up to date resume about country leaders, history, main events,
map, flag, geography, news, politics and media links.

Aruba e-Government Page
The Government of Aruba portal, with many useful links.

Telecommunications Reports for Aruba

Caribbean Telecommunications Market Reports - Anguilla to Bermuda
This report from Paul Budde provides an overview of the telecom markets in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados and Bermuda. It includes information about fixed-line and mobile operators, Internet providers, regulatory background and state of liberalisation.
See summary and table of contents

Caribbean Telecoms Market Overview and Statistics
Almost all Caribbean countries offer a full range of telecom services, despite being characterised by small markets in terms of population. Liberalisation agreements have been reached in most countries. The major mobile players are the incumbent Cable & Wireless and Digicel which, in June 2005, agreed to acquire all the Caribbean operations of Cingular Wireless. The region’s mobile subscriber base is concentrated in the hands of these two major players, with only a few smaller companies edging their way into the newly liberalised markets. This Paul Budde report provides an overview of the Caribbean’s telecom sector accompanied by relevant statistics and a brief profile of the major players.
See report table of contents

Broadband and Consumer E-Commerce in Aruba

May 2015 Review

Aruba is an associated territory of the EU. The Aruban economy is very open and is highly dependent on tourism and offshore financial services. Most goods are imported since there are few natural resources. An important refinery was shut for a while but is now open again, mostly for trans-shipment. GDP per capita is the highest in the region; economic fundamentals are good and unemployment is low enough to create labour shortages.

Local taxes are quite high for residents, but there is a well-developed offshore sector which originated in World War Two as a haven for Dutch companies fleeing the German occupation of the Netherlands. Many financial links are to the Netherlands in one direction and to South America in the other. The financial and professional infrastructure is well-developed, with a Dutch (civil law) cast. Banking, licensing, insurance and holding companies are the main offshore sectors. The tax burden on most offshore activities is light but not minimal. There is a Free Zone which has successfully attracted manufacturing companies with markets in the EU and the Americas.

Keep tuned to the Internet Stats Reports. More statistics, figures and updates become available all the time.

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