The Encyclopædia Britannica is listing eight "census regions" in Aruba: Noord/Tanki Leendert, Oranjestad East, Oranjestad West, Paradera, San Nicolas North, San Nicolas South, Santa Cruz, and Savaneta. A similar list appeared on a U.S. State Department website around 2003-07, and has been copied by several other sites : Noord/Tank Leendert, Oranjestad (west), Oranjestad (east), Paradera, Santa Cruz, Savaneta, Sint Nicolaas (north), and Sint Nicolaas (south). As far as I can tell, these are just census enumeration blocks, without any administrative function.
Aruba was part of the Netherlands Antilles, a colony of the Netherlands, until 1986-01-01. On that date it became a separate autonomous colony. It will eventually attain independence as a separate country.
Possibly Carib oruba: well placed
Aruba has no known administrative divisions.
The country consists only of Aruba Island and islets immediately off its shore.
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