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The Hague

Den Haag
's-Gravenhage
The Hague skyscrapers seen frae the 'Plein', wi statue o William the Silent
The Hague skyscrapers seen frae the 'Plein', wi statue o William the Silent
Banner o The Hague
Banner
Coat o airms o The Hague
Coat o airms
Nickname(s): 
Residentiestad (Residential Ceety), Hofstad (Court ceety)
Location of The Hague
Coordinates: 52°5′N 4°19′E / 52.083°N 4.317°E / 52.083; 4.317
KintraNetherlands
ProvinceSooth Holland
Area
(2006)
 • Ceety an municipality98.20 km2 (37.92 sq mi)
 • Land82.66 km2 (31.92 sq mi)
 • Water15.54 km2 (6.00 sq mi)
Population
 (1 Februar 2012)
 • Ceety an municipality501,725
 • Density5,894/km2 (15,270/sq mi)
 • Urban
1,022,256
 • Metro
1,406,000
 • Randstad
6,659,300
 • Demonym
Hagenaar or Hagenees
 Source: [1].
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

The Hague (Dutch: Den Haag pronounced [dɛnˈɦaˑχ] ( listen), offeecially 's-Gravenhage pronounced [ˈsχraˑvə(n)ˌɦaˑɣə] ( listen)) is the caipital ceety o the province o Sooth Holland in the Netherlands. Wi a population o 500,000 indwallers (as o 1 September 2011),[1][2] an mair nor ane million indwallers includin the suburbs, it is the third lairgest ceety o the Netherlands, efter Amsterdam an Rotterdam. Locatit in the wast o the Netherlands, The Hague is in the centre o the Haaglanden conurbation an lees at the soothwast corner o the lairger Randstad conurbation.

The Hague is the seat o the Dutch govrenment an parliament, the Supreme Court, an the Cooncil o State, but the ceety is no the caipital o the Netherlands which constitutionally is Amsterdam. Noordeinde Palace, ane o the three offeecial pailaces o the Dutch ryal faimily, is locatit in The Hague an aw. Aw foreign embassies in the Netherlands an 150 internaitional organisations are locatit in the ceety, includin the Internaitional Court o Juistice an the Internaitional Creeminal Court, which maks The Hague ane o the major ceeties hostin the Unitit Naitions, alang wi New York, Vienna an Geneva.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Baby Chris is 500,000th resident of The Hague". www.denhaag.nl. 01 september 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. "Den Haag verwelkomt halfmiljoenste inwoner". www.denhaag.nl. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  3. "Bethlehem Municipality". www.bethlehem-city.org. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  4. "Miasta partnerskie Warszawy". um.warszawa.pl. Biuro Promocji Miasta. 2005-05-04. Retrieved 2008-08-29. [deid airtin]

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