The place that i chose was aruba which is located in south america .
the geographic features of aruba consist of dry and flat riveries. And is known best for the white sandy beaches that lay on the western and southern coasts . they have not so many beaches and more rutty seas and a rocky coastline.
The capital of aruba is oranjestad that stands at 105,422. Some of its major cities are Babijn, angochi, arasji, noord, and san nicola. as far asthe landmarks go there are alot of them located in aruba.
A few are the butterfly farm, the antilla, saint franciscus church, Bushiribana gold mill ruins, andaruba ostrich farm(aruba sights, nd). The ethnic groups that reside in aruba is 80% mixed white/caribbean amerindian and 20% other. The language that’s being spoken is papiamento (spanish-portuguese-dutch-english) 66% spanish, 12.
6% . The population of aruba as of 12/6/17 is 105,423. There are many different religions that reside in aruba. You have roman catholic at a 80.8% , evangelist at a 4.1% protestant 2.5% , jehovah witness 1.
5% , methodist 1.2% and jewish with a 2%. Every year in the beginning of october there’s a film festival that goes on and people from all over visit aruba to attend the fest. The currency in aruba is way different than the united states theres is the florin. The way the florin goes is its divided into 100 cents and you would have coins of five ten twenty-five and fifty cents . 1 florin = 100 cents as well as the five florin coin . Alonso de ojeda discovered aruba in 1499 .
He originally claimed the island for spain and named it ” la isla de los gigantes, ” in other words ” the island of giants ” which is dedicated to the tall inhabitants or aruba. The island caught the duchess attention who occupied the island to protect their salt. Aruba has their own constitution that is based on the western democratic. The governor of aruba now who holds a 6-year term in office was appointed by the king himself. Their central government (the three branches) powers are controlled by the 21 parliament members that reside in the capital of aruba, oranjestad who are elected by universal franchise. The dutch west india company was founded in 1621 to carry on the economic warfare ( to weaken the economy of another state) against spain and portugal my attacking their two colonies is the west indies and in south america that can be located on the west coast of africa . the west company wasnot able to financially support operations against spain, portugal and englandand in those places they were equipped to defend themselves (dutch west indian company, 2014). In 1824 there was a discovery made In Aruba.
There could have been way more discoveriesbefore this date but nobody knew of them they were not documented. The first person that was registered was a12-year-old little boy named Willem Rasmijn. It was a regular normal day for him and he was just gathering sheep onhis family’s farm when he came across gold (history,nd). In 1996, Aruba placed on the list for a majordrug-producing island. Placed 20 milesaway from the Venezuelan coast this island is a transshipment point for illicitdrugs mainly cocaine. There are transportations going on by fishing vesselsprivate yachts and the fast boats. Thelarge free zone facilities allows Aruba to hold cargos of cocaine in big heavyshipments without locals “officials”becoming suspicious. The education system on this islandis made like the the dutch education , but it works with different levels ofpeople .
a good thing about this system is that it’s automatically provided bythe state you don’t have to pay a thing . after kindergarten which you canchoose not to attend there is privateschool from age 6 to 12, where students are given a regular education. Afterprimary school is secondary school which have 4 choices. which includevocational and general secondary education both at 4 years , higher generalsecondary education (form 5), and pre-university education (form 6).student whoare not capable academically can choose to go to vo-tech instead. This level isalso split in two different groups ones who are at a higher level and ones at alower it helps each student get the help and attention that they need.
As youmove up the education potum bar you will attend the university of aruba. It haslaw, accounting finance & marketing, hospitality & tourism management,and arts & science. Students who enroll there are from Aruba, and fromSouth America.
(education system, nd). In the 15th century settled by the spanish, acouple hundred years later Aruba becomes a dutch colony . Aruban cuisine thoughhave strong inspirations from both Holland and Spain.
South America is lessthan a few hundred miles away, and it also influenced Aruban food. Being asthough aruba has a variety of people its a diverse island with many ethnicgroups each dish is a mixture of those different groups(a brief guide toeating,2017). I chose this island because its verybeautiful with the beaches to the attractions and i became interested so Iwanted to do my research.
Doing this specific research by looking at the islanditself you would have never thought that it has such a history. Also i wouldlike to visit aruba.