Oranjestad, Aruba

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Oranjestad
ARUBA-oranjestad-hafen-1.jpg
Etymology: Orange Town
Nickname(s): 
Playa
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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)

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

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.