We hope that this publication will help regional planners in their work and that it will
provide the public with an insight into the regional differences on Aruba.
The current publication is part of a series based on the Fourth Population and Housing
Census of Aruba, which was held in October 2000. It provides visual insight into the
regional distribution of many social, economic, and demographic indicators for Aruba. By
presenting the data on maps, the atlas provides a graphical image of the distribution of
important demographic, soial and economic characteristics of the people who live on Aruba.
The atlas is the work of a small team of staff members working at the Central Bureau of
Statistics of Aruba. The activities were coordinated by Mr. M. Balkestein and Mr. F. Eelens.
Mrs. M. Vigelandzoon, Mrs. J.Khalil and Mr. R van der Biezen were entrusted with
drawing up the tables and the maps. The mapping program Mapinfo was used. The current
atlas is a product of the Geographical Information System which was developed at the
Central Bureau of Statistics.

R.A. Lee
Director Central Bureau of Statistics Aruba.

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