P4     ARUBA

최종수정일 2002년 07월 31일









 CQ : 09      ITU : 11





 QSL Bureau

  Aruba Amateur Radio Club, Box 2273, San Nicolas   ARUBA



     (P4) 1986년 01월 01일부터 유효.

 아루바섬  <Aruba I.>

 카리브해(海) 소(小)앤틸리스제도의 남서부에 있는 섬으로 수도는 오렌지스타드 이다.베네수엘라(YV) 파라과나반도 북쪽 해상에 있다.



 Aruba is situated at 12 deg 33'North and 70 deg 6'West about 30 km off the coast of Venezuela. The island is 34 km long and 10 km wide. The tourist centre is the north coast dominated by a 11 km long white sand beach. The small islands De Palm Reef and Sonesta are situated off the south coast. The hilly centre part of Aruba is very dry and covered with bushes and cactuses. The highest elevation is the Yamanota mountain 188m a.s.l. The tropical climate is very pleasing because of the cool winds.

Aruba was discovered by the Spanish sailor Ojeda in 1499. The Dutch took possession of the island in 1636. From 1805-1816 England occupied Aruba but had to hand it back to the Dutch later. Between 1824 and 1913 1500 tons of gold were found on Aruba. Nowadays the oil refineries are the second most important income of the country besides of tourism. In 1991 the population declined Aruba's independence planned for 1996 and is an autonomous part of The Netherlands since then.

Aruba is a specialty. While the martial Caribes were exterminated on almost all islands in this part of the world the peaceful aborigines called the Arawaks make up a colourful population together with the immigrating Dutch, English and descendants of the slaves.

Amateur radio: prefix P4, own DXCC entity, not listed in the actual Most Wanted List of the ARRL, time zone: UTC -4h, CQ zone 9, ITU zone 11,     <DX-NL 1274 December 20, 2001>













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