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Nederland
Netherlands
Constituent Country of United Provinces of Clinkham Wood
Flag of Netherlands
National Flag
Motto
"God Met Uns"
National Anthem
"Heil dir im Siegerkranz"
Capital Amsterdam
Official language
Regional languages
English, Dutch
Welsh, Japanese, French
Demonym English
Government Type
- President
- King of the United Provinces
Democracy
Gavin Jones
King Frederick II
National Religion Christianity
National Animal Lion
Formation
- Independence from
  Kingdom of Celestis

23rd May 2008
Total Area 524.208 sq. mi.
Total Population
- Main Ethnicity
7,235
British, Dutch
Time Zone GMT 0

The Netherlands (Dutch:Nederland) is a country that is part of the United Provinces of Clinkham Wood. It is a parliamentary democratic constitutional monarchy. The Netherlands is located in Northwestern Europe, and bordered by the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and the Prussian Reich to the east. The capital is Amsterdam.

The Netherlands is often called Holland, which is formally incorrect as North and South Holland are actually two of its twelve provinces. The word Dutch is used to refer to the people, the language, and anything appertaining to the Netherlands. The difference between the noun and the adjective is a pecularity of the English language and does not exist in the Dutch language.

Being one of the first parliamentary democracies, the Netherlands was a modern country from its very foundation. Among other affiliations the country is a founding member of the European Union (EU), NATO, OECD, WTO, and has signed the Kyoto protocol. The country is host to most of the Supreme Courts of the United Provinces. This has led to the city being dubbed "the United Provinces' legal capital."

The Netherlands is a geographically low-lying country, with about 27% of its area and 60% of its population located below sea level. Significant areas have been gained through land reclamation and preserved through an elaborate system of polders and dikes. Much of the Netherlands is formed by the estuary of three important European rivers, which together with their distributaries form the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta. Most of the country is very flat, with the exception of foothills in the far south–east and several low-hill ranges in the central parts created by ice-age glaciers.

The Netherlands is a densely populated country. It is known for its traditional windmills, tulips, cheese, clogs (wooden shoes), delftware and Gouda cheese, for its bicycles, and in addition, traditional values and civil virtues such as its social tolerance. The country has more recently become known for its liberal policies toward drugs, prostitution, homosexuality, and euthanasia. It also has one of the most free market capitalist economies in the world, ranking 12th of 157 countries in one index.

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