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Netherlands

  

      n   functioning as sing or pl  
the  
1      (Also called)    Holland   a kingdom in NW Europe, on the North Sea: declared independence from Spain in 1581 as the United Provinces; became a major maritime and commercial power in the 17th century, gaining many overseas possessions; a member of the European Union. It is mostly flat and low-lying, with about 40 per cent of the land being below sea level, much of it on polders protected by dykes. Official language: Dutch. Religion: Christian majority, Protestant and Roman Catholic, large nonreligious minority. Currency: euro and guilder. Capital: Amsterdam, with the seat of government at The Hague. Pop.: 15691000 (1998 est.). Area: 41526 sq. km (16033 sq. miles),   (Dutch name)    Nederland  
2    the kingdom of the Netherlands together with the Flemish-speaking part of Belgium, esp. as ruled by Spain and Austria before 1581; the Low Countries  
  Netherlander      n  


Netherlands Antilles  
      pl n   the. two groups of islands in the Caribbean, in the Lesser Antilles: overseas division of the Netherlands, consisting of the S group of Curaçao, Aruba, and Bonaire, and the N group of Saint Eustatius, Saba, and the S part of Saint Martin; economy based on refining oil from Venezuela. Capital: Willemstad (on Curaçao). Pop.: 213000 (1998 est.). Area: 996 sq. km (390 sq. miles),   (Former names)    Curaçao   until 1949  
Dutch West Indies, Netherlands West Indies  
Netherlands East Indies  
      pl n      the. a former name (1798--1945) for       Indonesia  
Netherlands Guiana  
      n      a former name for       Surinam  
Netherlands West Indies  
      pl n      the. a former name for the       Netherlands Antilles  
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