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Oranjestad, Aruba

capital city of Aruba

Oranjestad is the capital and largest city of Aruba. Oranjestad is on the southern coast near the western end of the island country.

Oranjestad
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Flag of Oranjestad
Flag
Etymology: Orange Town
Nickname(s): 
Playa
Motto(s): 
One Happy Island
Oranjestad is located in Aruba
Oranjestad
Oranjestad
Location of Oranjestad in Aruba
Coordinates: 12°31′07″N 70°02′09″W / 12.51861°N 70.03583°W / 12.51861; -70.03583Coordinates: 12°31′07″N 70°02′09″W / 12.51861°N 70.03583°W / 12.51861; -70.03583
Sovereign state Kingdom of the Netherlands
Country Aruba
DistrictOranjestad
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total34,980
 • Rank1st
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
ClimateBSh

The city is named after the first King William I of the Netherlands. Oranjestad means "Orange Town" and one of the king's titles was Prince of Orange.