Netherlands, The

Netherlands, The
The Low Countries, as organized by Charles V, under whom the Burgundian era ended

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  • Netherlands, The — officially Kingdom of The Netherlands byname Holland Country, northwestern Europe. Area: 16,033 sq mi (41,526 sq km). Population (2002 est.): 16,142,000. Capital: Amsterdam; Seat of Government: The Hague. Most of the people are Dutch. Languages:… …   Universalium

  • Netherlands, the —  The capital is Amsterdam, but the seat of government is The Hague. (As with all place names, the is not capitalized with the country name, but is with the city name.) …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • NETHERLANDS, THE (Holland) — NETHERLANDS, THE (Holland), kingdom in N.W. Europe. The Middle Ages It is not known when exactly the Jews settled in the area which is now called The Netherlands. As early as the 11th century one can find some indications of Jewish settlers in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Netherlands Antilles —    Part of the group of islands in the Caribbean, of which six belong to the Kingdom of the Netherlands: Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius, and Saba. During the first half of the 17th century, the islands were conquered from the …   Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

  • THE Hague (Den Haag, ’S Gravenhage) —    Seat of the government of the Netherlands. The city came into being around its core, the Binnenhof, the buildings where the medieval counts of Hol land held their residence. Since then, The Hague has remained the seat of the government and… …   Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

  • Netherlands national football team —  Netherlands Nickname(s) Clockwork Orange Holland Oranje The Flying Dut …   Wikipedia

  • Netherlands Antilles — Nederlandse Antillen (Dutch) Antia Hulandes (Papiamento) Former constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands …   Wikipedia

  • Netherlands Antilles — Netherlands Antillean. a Netherlands overseas territory in the Caribbean Sea, N and NE of Venezuela; includes the islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, and St. Eustatius, and the S part of St. Martin: considered an integral part of the Dutch… …   Universalium

  • Netherlands (European Parliament constituency) — Netherlands European Parliament constituency …   Wikipedia

  • Netherlands–United Kingdom relations — The Netherlands and the United Kingdom are important partners both politically and economically.[1] In February 1999, Tony Blair and Wim Kok agreed to intensify relations between the two countries.[2] The United Kingdom and the Netherlands work… …   Wikipedia

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