Aruba is a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located 15 miles north of the Paraguaná peninsula of the Venezuelan state of Falcón. It belongs to what’s called the ABC islands of the Lesser Antilles. Aruba has a population of 110663 (2014). It’s some 75 square miles (193 km2) in area and measure about 5 miles (8 km) at it’s wides point and 19 miles (30 km) in lengt. The island is fairly dry with little of the lush tropical vegetation that is usual in the Caribean.