Aruba is an autonomous region but is part of the Kingdom Of Netherlands. It is close to the east of Venezula. The first inhabitants were from a tribe of natives called the Arawak, they lived in the coastal area of Venezula, they were repeatedly attacked by the Carib tribe in the mainland of Venezula so they escaped to the island nearby, which is Aruba. The Island was close enough to the mainland so they could return for supplies they couldn’t find on the island. Even though the travel on canoe was hard on the sea current that is very near the hurricane belt.
When the Italian Amerigo Vespucci was on a expedition, he spotted an small island next to Venezula, he said the houses were made on water like in Venice in his home country of Italy.
In 1499, it was conquered by Spain but later Spain left the Island for other lands and the Dutch took it like they took all the other Islands in the area. In 1990 it claimed independence from the Dutch but still have some relation with them.
Other facts include: The island is a bit bigger than the state of Washington, over 1.5 million people visit this small island north to Venezula every year, in a report, done by the American Gov, it is thought that the majority of population consumes cocaine.