Aruba Country Quiz

What do you know about the country of Aruba?
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Last updated: September 6, 2018
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First submittedFebruary 19, 2018
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The sea that surrounds it
Caribbean
Nearest country (27 km away)
Venezuela
Capital city
Oranjestad
Constituent country of which kingdom?
Netherlands
Other constituent countries of that kingdom
Curaçao
Netherlands
Sint Maarten
First European explorer to see it, in 1499
Amerigo Vespucci
First colonising country, until 1636
Spain
Currency of Aruba, worth 100 of below...
florin
Currency of Aruba, worth 1/100th of above
cent
... which is pegged at 1.79 to this currency
US dollar
Its main industry
tourism
Country that receives the greatest value of its exports
Colombia
Xander Bogaerts plays baseball for this US team
Boston Red Sox
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Level 91
Sep 6, 2018
I spent so long thinking Bonaire should be one of the countries, the third one just escaped me. Now I see it, its obvious.
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Level 72
Nov 5, 2022
The year of (re) discovery was right the guy who discovered it isnt his name is Alonso de Ojeda (as is noted by Aruba itself)

https://www.visitaruba.com/about-aruba/general-aruba-facts/history/