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Town and Region
Iglesia Sagrado Corazon (c.1903)
Iglesia Sagrado Corazon (c.1903)
Savaneta is located in Aruba
Location in Aruba
Coordinates: 12°26.5′N 69°56′W / 12.4417°N 69.933°W / 12.4417; -69.933Coordinates: 12°26.5′N 69°56′W / 12.4417°N 69.933°W / 12.4417; -69.933
157 m (515 ft)
 • Total11,158
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)

Savaneta is a town and region in southeastern Aruba.[1] Until 1797, it was the island's capital city.[2] It is home to the island's oldest surviving home, a 150-year-old cas di torto, or mud hut.[2] It is also the location of the Marine Barracks Savaneta, which is a base for the Royal Netherlands Navy, the Netherlands Marine Corps, the Netherlands Coastguard, and the Aruban Military.[2] The Savaneta region has an estimated area of 27.76 square kilometers and 11518 inhabitants according to the 2010 census.[1]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Aruba Central Bureau of Statistics (September 29, 2010). Fifth Population and Housing Census, 2010: Selected Tables (PDF) (Report). p. 75. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Guide to Savaneta, Aruba - Things to Do, Hotels, Resorts & Restaurants". Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  3. ^ "Biografie Guillfred F. Besaril" (PDF). Aruba Huis (in Dutch). Retrieved 13 October 2020.