Flag Aruba

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Flag

Price: $22.00

Product ID: aruba/l

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Hand-waver

Price: $13.00

Product ID: aruba/hw

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Desk Flag

Price: $7.99

Product ID: aruba/df

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Background

Discovered and claimed for Spain in 1499, Aruba was acquired by the Dutch in 1636. The island's economy has been dominated by three main industries. A 19th century gold rush was followed by prosperity brought on by the opening in 1924 of an oil refinery. The last decades of the 20th century saw a boom in the tourism industry. Aruba seceded from the Netherlands Antilles in 1986 and became a separate, autonomous member of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Movement toward full independence was halted at Aruba's request in 1990.