Aruba is located in the Caribbean and has a population of around 110,000 people. The country was first settled by the Arawak people circa 1000 AD. Over time, the Dutch and Spanish became the dominant powers in the area and Aruba became a Dutch colony in 1636. In 1986, Aruba achieved full independence from the Netherlands. Aruba is known for its pristine beaches, white-sand beaches, and luxury resorts. The country also has a variety of natural resources, including gold, copper, tungsten, and uranium. Aruba is a member of the Dutch Cocos (Keeling) Islands Group and part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. To learn more about this fascinating country, visit the official website or explore some of our great articles below!