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Oranjestad, Aruba

Oranjestad (population 21,000) is the capital and chief town of Aruba.

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 towns attractions, others being the tax-free harbour and the Willem III Tower, located near the fort.

Oranjestad is served by the Queen Beatrix International Airport.