Oranjestad, Aruba

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Oranjestad
Capital city
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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 state Kingdom of the Netherlands
Country Aruba
District Oranjestad
Elevation 4 m (13 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 34,980
 • Rank 1st
Time zone AST (UTC-4)

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.