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Encyclopedia > Oranjestad, Aruba
Center of Oranjestad
Center of Oranjestad

Oranjestad (Dutch: "Orange City"), with a population of 26,355 (2000), is the capital and most important city of Aruba located on the southern coast near the western end of the island. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1188x785, 374 KB) Aruba - Centre of Oranjestad - own photo File links The following pages link to this file: Oranjestad, Aruba ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1188x785, 374 KB) Aruba - Centre of Oranjestad - own photo File links The following pages link to this file: Oranjestad, Aruba ... In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ...


The town was built around Fort Zoutman, shortly after it was built in 1796 and Oranjestad has been the capital of Aruba ever since. The fort is still one of the town's attractions, others being the tax-free harbour and the Willem III Tower, located near the fort. 1796 was a leap year starting on Friday. ...


Oranjestad is served by the Queen Beatrix International Airport. Queen Beatrix International Airport (IATA: AUA, ICAO: TNCA), in Oranjestad, Aruba, is a fairly large aviation facility that has flight services to the United States, most countries in the Caribbean, the northern coastal countries of South America and some parts of Europe, notably the Netherlands. ...


Caya G. F. Betico Croes is Aruba's main shopping street in Oranjestad.


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Coordinates: 12.519° N -70.037° E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ...


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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Oranjestad, Aruba (548 words)
Oranjestad (Dutch: "Orange City"), with a population of 26,355 (2000), is the capital and most important city of Aruba located on the southern coast near the western end of the island.
Oranjestad is served by the Queen Beatrix International Airport.
Oranjestad (English: "Orange City"), with a population of 26,355 (2000), is the capital and most important city of Aruba located on the southern coast near the western end of the island.
Oranjestad, Aruba - Royal Caribbean International (412 words)
Located on the picturesque southern coast, Oranjestad is the historic Dutch capital of Aruba, where the traditional, tall, multicolored houses combine carved wooden doors and typical Dutch tiles with open-air patios.
Explore Aruba caravan-style in a Jeep® as you head toward the northern part of the island and the California Lighthouse.
The Aruba florin (AFI) is the official currency of Aruba.
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