Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Population of Netherlands

16,690,000

The Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of the Netherlands and the islands in the Caribbean: Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.

The name "Dutch" derives from the word "Holtland" meaning "land of wood."

But this name is actually the name of the two western coastal provinces, North Holland and South Holland, due to its historical importance in the region, the Dutch name is often used as the name of the country, but not the name officer. However, there was a time when, in fact, this country was named Napoleonic Kingdom of Holland.

 Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and parts of northern France, forming the so-called Benelux region.
population from netherlands


The first occupants of this land came after the retreat of the last glaciers, and among them are counted from the hunters and gatherers of food to more elaborate cultures encountered by the Romans. Currently, the country has 12 provinces: Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe, Overijssel, Gelderland, Utrecht, South Holland, North Holland, Zeeland, North Brabant, Limburg and Flevoland.
Since the early nineteenth century, under the reign of Louis Napoleon, Amsterdam was declared capital of the kingdom, and still is. The Hague is the seat of government and residence of Queen Beatrix.

Original source: http://www.holandalatina.com/general.htm