Oranjestad, Aruba

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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

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.