General Information

Status                          : Part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Total area                    : 75 sq mi (193 sq km)

Population (2008 est.) : 101,541

Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Oranjestad, 20,700

Monetary unit          : Aruban guilder/florin

Languages                : Dutch (official), Papiamento, English, Spanish

Ethnicity/race           : Mixed European/Caribbean Indian 80%

Religions                  : Roman Catholic 82%, Protestant 8%, Hindu, Muslim, Confucian, Jewish

National Holiday      : Flag Day, March 18

Literacy rate             : 97% (2003 est.)

Economic summary  : GDP/PPP (2004 est.): $2.13 billion; per capita $21,800. Real growth rate: 3.5%. Inflation: 3.8% (2005 est.).

Aruba lies 18 mi (28.9 km) off the coast of Venezuela in the southern Caribbean. The Arawak Indians were the first inhabitants of Aruba. Spain explored the island in 1499, and more than a century later the Netherlands (1636) claimed the island. After a brief rule by the British, the Dutch again took control of the island in 1816, and it officially became part of the Netherlands Antilles in 1845.

On Jan. 1, 1986, Aruba seceded from the federation, but it decided in 1994 to postpone indefinitely the transition to full independence. The Netherlands controls Aruba's defense and foreign affairs, but all internal affairs are handled by an island government directing its own civil service, judiciary, revenue, and currency.

Islamic History and Muslims

  There are 3500 Muslim (5.0%) in Aruba.

  Islamic Centers and Organizations

Organization Name



General Information

Islamic Center of Aruba

Islamic Center of Aruba
Italie straat 40,
Oranjestad, 724, ARUBA

297 5836484

10 miles from Airport / sasaki weg road to the high raise Hotels.






   Muslim Owned Business

Organization Name



General Information

Kashmir taravel

Kashmir taravel
c/nou de rambla 77,
Barcelona, c/nou de rambla 77 08001, ARUBA


kashmir travel linkers hajj ur umrah arabi ur urdo espani English





Info please ( ,  June, 2008).
Islam Finder (   , June, 2008).
An analysis of the World Muslim population by Country / Region (  , June, 2008).
Anonymous, Documents from Representatives of Islamic Organizations in Aruba, June 2008.