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Capital city
Flag of Oranjestad
Etymology: Orange Town
Nickname(s): Playa
Motto: One Happy Island
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)
Climate BSh

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.

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