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Kingdom of the Netherlands

Kingdom of the Netherlands
General information
Common nameNetherlands
Local nameKoninkrijk der Nederlanden
NameKoninkrijk der Nederlanden
Motto  (I shall maintain)
AnthemHet Wilhelmus
Largest citycapital
Official languagesDutch1, English, Papiamento, Frisian
GovernmentParliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy
Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the KingdomMark Rutte
Minister Plenipotentiary of ArubaEdwin Abath
Minister Plenipotentiary of CuraçaoSheldry Osepa
Minister Plenipotentiary of Sint MaartenMathias Voges
Upper HouseSenate
Lower HouseHouse of Representatives
Present Kingdom established1815
Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands (federacy)
October 28, 1954
Total Area16478 sq mi (42678 km2) (134th)
Water %18.41
Population Est.17000000 (58th)
Density (pop.)393.3/km2 (23rd) (1019/sq mi)
Other information
CurrencyEuro (European Netherlands), US Dollar (Caribbean Netherlands), Netherlands Antillean guilder (Curaçao, Sint Maarten) and Aruban florin (Aruba) (- EUR, USD, ANG and AWG)
Time zoneCET and AST (UTC+1 and -4)
- Summer (DST)CEST and AST (UTC+2 and -4)
Drives on theright
Internet TLD.nl3, .aw, .an, .bq
Calling code+31, +297, +599

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The Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: ) 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.

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