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Nederland (Dutch)
Timeline: Scotland says "Yes"
OTL equivalent: Netherlands
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Coat of arms of the Netherlands.png
Coat of arms
I will uphold
EU SSY Netherlands.png
Location of the European Netherlands (dark green)

– in Europe (green & dark grey)

– in the European Union (green)
(and largest city)
Official languages Dutch
Regional Languages Frisian


Ethnic groups (2015) 78.3% Dutch

5.9% other EU 2.3% Turks 2.2% Moroccans 2.1% Indo 2.0% Surinamese 0.8% Caribbean

6.4% others
Demonym Dutch
Sovereign State Flag of the NetherlandsKingdom of the Netherlands
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
 -  Monarch Willem-Alexander
 -  Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Legislature States General
 -  Upper house Senate
 -  Total 41,543 km2 
16,040 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) 18.41
 -   estimate 17000059 
 -  Density 410.6/km2 
1,063.4/sq mi
Currency Euro (EUR)

US dollar (USD) (Caribbean

Netherlands only)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 -  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Date formats dd/mm/yyyy
Drives on the Right
This article is about the constituent country; for the sovereign state and constitutional monarch, see Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland) is the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is a small, densely populated country located in Western Europe with three island territories in the Caribbean. The European part borders Germany to the east, Flanders to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest.

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