Open main menu

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
ARUBA-oranjestad-hafen-1.jpg
Etymology: Orange Town
Nickname(s): 
Playa
Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 502: Unable to find the specified location map definition. Neither "Module:Location map/data/Aruba2" nor "Template:Location map Aruba2" exists.
Coordinates: 12°31′08″N 70°02′13″W / 12.519°N 70.037°W / 12.519; -70.037Coordinates: 12°31′08″N 70°02′13″W / 12.519°N 70.037°W / 12.519; -70.037
Sovereign stateKingdom of the Netherlands
CountryAruba
DistrictOranjestad
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Population
(2015)
 • Total34,980
 • Rank1st
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)

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.