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Overview of Aruba

Aruba is a 33 km-long island of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea, located 27 km north of the coast of Venezuela.

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Geography of Aruba

Aruba is a small Caribbean island (54 sq mi/140 km2) about the size of Washington, D.C., located 25 km north of the coast of Venezuela and 68 km northwest of Curaçao, the largest island of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Education of Aruba

Our excellent educational system, patterned after the Dutch system, provides for education at all levels. The Government finances the national education system. Private schools, such as the International School of Aruba, which finance their own activities. The percentage of monies earmarked for education is higher than the average for the Caribbean/Latin American region. Arubans benefit from a strong primary school education.