Netherlands

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The country of Netherlands

Continent: Europe

States/Provinces in Netherlands: Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius

 


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Introduction

The Netherlands is a constituent country of the #Kingdom of the Netherlands, located in North-West Europe and with territories in the Caribbean. It is a parliamentary democratic constitutional monarchy. Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and share maritime borders with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. The capital is Amsterdam and the seat of government is The Hague. The Netherlands in its entirety is often referred to as Holland, although North and South Holland are actually only two of its twelve provinces. The word Dutch is used to refer to the people, the language, and anything pertaining to the Netherlands. Area: 41,848 km2 (16,158 sq mi). Population (2010 estimate): 16,629,900. Wikipedia:Netherlands

Kingdom of the Netherlands

The Kingdom of the Netherlands is a sovereign state with territory in Western Europe and in the Caribbean. The four parts of the Kingdom— Aruba, Curaçao, the Netherlands, and Sint Maarten —are referred to as "countries", and participate on a basis of equality as partners in the Kingdom. Suriname was a constituent country within the Kingdom from 1954 to 1975, while the Netherlands Antilles were a constituent country from 1954 until 2010. Suriname has since become an independent republic, and the Netherlands Antilles were dissolved into the constituent countries Aruba (since 1986), Curaçao and Sint Maarten (since 2010), and the special municipalities of the Netherlands proper, Bonaire, Saba, and Sint Eustatius. Netherlands New Guinea was a dependent territory of the Kingdom until 1962, but was not an autonomous country, and was not mentioned in the Charter. Wikipedia:Kingdom of the Netherlands

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