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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

NLD

Website

Netherlands

Established

1/1/1815

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

5/3/2004


Party Leadership

Christian Democratic Appeal

Christian Union

conservatieven.nl

Democrats 66

Dutch Labour Party

Dutch Socialist Party

Green Left

List New Politics

List Pim Fortuyn

Livable Netherlands

Party for Freedom

People's Party for Freedom and Democracy

Political Reformed Party

Institutions

Government

House of Representatives

Monarchy

Senate

Province

Drenthe

Flevoland

Friesland

Gelderland

Groningen

Limburg

Noord-Brabant

Noord-Holland

Overijssel

Utrecht

Zeeland

Zuid-Holland

Overseas Dependency

Netherlands Antilles

Sint Eustatius

Territory

Colony of New Netherland

Referenda

Referenda

Country

Aruba

Bonaire

Curaçao

Saba

Sint Maarten


DESCRIPTION

Kingdom of the Netherlands Koninkrijk der Nederlanden The Netherlands, also referred to as Holland, is a Western European nation bordering the North Sea, between Belgium and Germany. With its capital in Amsterdam, the seat of government is in The Hague. There are twelve provinces: Drenthe, Flevoland, Friesland, Gelderland, Groningen, Limburg, Noord-Brabant, Noord-Holland, Overijssel, Utrecht, Zeeland, Zuid-Holland. As a constitutional monarchy, the Head of State is from the Dutch Royal House. The Monarch and the Heir Apparent also serve in political capacity as members of the Council of State. The Head of Government is the Prime Minister, appointed by the Monarch from the majority party of Parliament. Parliament, or the bicameral States General, is comprised of the Eerste Kamer (literally First Chamber) and the Tweede Kamer (literally Second Chamber).


INFO LINKS

Netherlands Government

Dutch Royal House

Netherlands Parliament

Netherlands Ministry of Defense

Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Royal Netherlands Embassy in the United States

Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the United Nations


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MEDIA

NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

Contributor

6/6/2009 5:00 pm

General

Dutch shift to right unsettles mainstream parties

kal

4/30/2009 6:00 pm

Event

Five killed in 'assassination attempt' on Dutch Royal Family

The Sunset Provision

5/18/2007 5:00 pm

Event

Gorilla escapes at Dutch zoo, injures 4

Nothing wrong, just gone

9/28/2006 1:25 pm

News

‘Armenian Genocide’ Hinders Turkish-Dutch Candidates

Picimpalious

6/30/2006 6:00 am

News

Dutch government collapses

kal

5/30/2006 12:00 pm

News

Pedophiles to launch political party

Homegrown Democrat

3/12/2006 8:00 pm

Rule Change

Holland launches the immigrant quiz

RP

11/19/2004 12:00 am

News

Popular Dutch lawmaker urges halt to non-Western immigrants, shutting down radical mosques

None Entered

8/6/2004 12:00 am

Amusing

Proposed Dutch law would ban unsolicited toe-licking

Guy

5/5/2004 12:00 am

News

Air France Deal Ends Dutch Aviation Era; Continental, Northwest Pulled into French System

Gerald Farinas

3/20/2004 12:00 am

Obituary

Juliana, Dutch Monarch during WW2, Is Dead at 94

Gerald Farinas

3/10/2004 12:00 am

News

Young Muslims recruited for terror, says Dutch 'MI5'

None Entered

1/13/2004 12:00 am

News

Dutch Finance Ministry: White Socks Declared Indecent

Gerald Farinas

3/27/2003 9:16 am

General

Trial of Confessed Murderer of Dutch Politician Opens in Amsterdam

Mr. Techno

10/16/2002 5:27 pm

General

Dutch Government Has Collapsed

RP


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