Kinrick o the Netherlands

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Kinrick o the Netherlands
Banner o the Netherlands
Coat o airms o the Netherlands
Banner Coat o airms
Motto: "Je maintiendrai" (French)
"Ik zal handhaven" (Dutch)
"I will uphauld"[note 1]
Anthem: "Wilhelmus" (Dutch)
"'William"
Location o the Netherlands
Capital Amsterdam[note 2]
52°22′N 4°53′E / 52.367°N 4.883°E / 52.367; 4.883
Lairgest ceety capital
Offeecial leids Dutch (de facto)
Regional leids
Demonym Dutch
Kintras
(non-sovereign pairts)
Govrenment Democratic pairlamentary
constitutional monarchy
wi federal elements
• Monarch
Willem-Alexander
Mark Rutte
Edwin Abath
Marvelyne Wiels[6]
Josianne Fleming-Artsen.[7]
Independence frae the Spaingie Empire
26 Julie 1581 (Declared)
30 Januar 1648 (Recognised)
19 Januarie 1795
5 Juin 1806
• Annexation bi the French Empire
(monarchy)
1 Julie 1810
16 Mairch 1815
15 December 1954
Aurie
• Tot
42,508 km2 (16,412 sq mi) (136th)
• Watter (%)
18.41
Population
• 2013 estimate
17,100,715 (61st)
• Density
393/km2 (1,017.9/sq mi) (30t)
Siller
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
AST (UTC-4)
• Summer (DST)
CEST (UTC+2)
AST (UTC-4)
Date format dd-mm-yyyy
Drives on the right
Calling code
Internet TLD

The Kinrick o the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden; pronounced [ˈkoːnɪŋkrɛiɡ dɛr ˈneːdərlɑndə(n)] ( listen);[8] Papiamento: Reino Hulandes), commonly kent as the Netherlands,[note 7] is a sovereign state an constitutional monarchy wi territory in wastren Europe an in the Caribbean.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. The offeecial motto is in French. The leeteral translation intae Scots is "I will maintain"; a better translation, houever, is "I will hauld firm" or "I will uphauld" (namely, the integrity an unthirldom o the territory).[oreeginal research?]
  2. The Hague is the seat o the govrenment o the Netherlands; Oranjestad is the caipital o Aruba; Willemstad is the caipital o Curaçao; an Philipsburg is the caipital o Sint Maarten.
  3. Dutch is an offeecial leid in aw fower constituent kintras. Papiamento is an offeecial leid in Aruba[1] an Curaçao[2] an haes a formal status on Bonaire.[3] Inglis is an offeecial leid in Sint Maarten[4] and Curaçao[2] an haes a formal status on Saba an Sint Eustatius.[3] Spaingie, thou nae amang the offeecial leids, is widely spoken on the Caribbean islands. In Friesland, the Wast Frisie leid haes a formal status.[5] Dutch Law Saxon an Limburgish are offeecially recognised as regional leids in the Netherlands.
  4. The Prime Meenister o the Netherlands is referred tae as "Oor Prime Meenister, in his capacity as chairman o the Cooncil o Meenisters o the Kinrick" (Dutch: Onze Minister-President, in zijn hoedanigheid van voorzitter van de raad van ministers van het Koninkrijk) when he acts as a Meenister o the Kinrick. An example o this can be foond in article 2(3a) o the Act on financial superveesion for Curaçao an Sint Maarten. Ither meenisters o the Netherlands are referred tae wi the addeetional line "in his capacity as Meenister o the Kinrick" (Dutch: in zijn hoedanigheid van Minister van het Koninkrijk) when thay act as Kinrick Meenisters, as for example wi "Oor Meenister o Juistice in his capacity as Meenister o the Kinrick" (Dutch: Onze Minister van Justitie in zijn hoedanigheid van minister van het Koninkrijk), except for the Meenister o Foreign Affairs an the Meenister o Defence, syne thay always act in a Kinrick capacity. For mair information on this, see Borman 2005 and Borman 2010.
  5. Also .eu, shared wi ither EU member states.
  6. .an is being phased oot.
  7. Nae tae be confused wi the constituent kintra the Netherlands, which is anly a pairt o the Kinrick. In some contexts "the Netherlands" refers tae the constituent kintra, in mair formal contexts it mey refer tae the Kinrick.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Migge, Bettina; Léglise, Isabelle; Bartens, Angela (2010). Creoles in Education: An Appraisal of Current Programs and Projects. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. p. 268. ISBN 978-90-272-5258-6. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "LANDSVERORDENING van de 28ste maart 2007 houdende vaststelling van de officiële talen (Landsverordening officiële talen)" (in Dutch). Government of the Netherlands. Retrieved 30 Julie 2013. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Invoeringswet openbare lichamen Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba" (in Dutch). wetten.nl. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  4. According to Art. 1 para 2. Constitution of Sint Maarten: "The official languages are Dutch and English"
  5. "Wet gebruik Friese taal in het rechtsverkeer" (in Dutch). wetten.nl. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  6. "Curaçao's New Government". Curaçao Chronicle. 7 Juin 2013. Retrieved 8 Juin 2013. 
  7. "New Marcel Gumbs Cabinet takes office". thedailyherald.com. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2014-12-20. Retrieved 5 Januar 2015. 
  8. Koninkrijk in isolation: [ˈkoːnɪŋkrɛik].