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The National Arms of Aruba The National Flag Location


Aruba was part of the Netherlands Antilles until 1986, when it became an independent within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Aruba is not divided into municipalities, but the island is governed as a whole. None of the villages on the island uses arms.

National arms of Aruba

Arms (crest) of Aruba

The first quarter shows the local landscape and an Aloe vera plant, symbolising the growing prosperity of the island and with the wind blowing from the north east, as can be seen by the bend flower.

The second quarter shows the highest hill on the island, as well as the island itself. The third quarter shows two hands, as a symbol for friendship. The fourth quarter shows a wheel, symbol for shipping and, with the red colour, also for slavery. The lion on the crest is the Dutch lion.

Arms (crest) of Aruba

The arms on a sticker (1995)

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