The Dutch national flag is a horizontal tricolor of red, white, and blue. The current design is based on the late 16th century orange-white-blue Prinsenvlag (“Prince's Flag”) and the early 17th century red-white-blue Statenvlag (“States Flag”), which was the naval flag of the Dutch Republic's States-General. This makes the Dutch flag one of the oldest tricolor flags still in use today.
The flag represents the transition from monarchy to republic, and it inspired many other tricolor flags, notably the Russian flag and the French tricolor, which was adopted following the French Revolution in 1789.
During the 1930s economic crisis, the ancient Prince's Flag with the color orange gained some appeal among some individuals, but on February 19, 1937, the colors red, white, and blue, as well as its formal status as the national flag of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, were reaffirmed by Royal Decree.
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The Netherlands, also known as Holland, is a country located in Western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium to the south and Germany to the east, and has a long history of international trade and cultural exchange. The Netherlands is known for its flat terrain, many canals, and windmills, as well as its vibrant art and cultural scene.
The history of the Netherlands dates back to the Roman era, with the first recorded settlement dating back to the 1st century AD. The country was ruled by a series of feudal lords and monarchs over the centuries, and became a republic in the late 19th century. The Netherlands played a significant role in the development of the modern global economy, with Amsterdam serving as a major center of trade and finance.
Today, the Netherlands is a prosperous and highly developed country with a strong economy and a high standard of living. The country is a major player in the European Union, and is known for its open and welcoming attitude towards immigrants and refugees. The official language of the Netherlands is Dutch, and the country has a diverse population with a mix of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
|Country codes||NL, NLD (ISO 3166-1)|
|Official name||Kingdom of the Netherlands|
|Religion||55.4% No religion, 37.5% Christianity, 5.2% Islam, 1.1% Hinduism, 0.8% Others|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET) • Summer (DST) • UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Member of||United Nations|
|Population density||508 per Km2 (1,316 people per mi2)|
|Urban Population||92.5 % of the population is urban (15,847,281 people in 2020)|
|Median age||43.3 years|
|Total area||The total land area is 33,720 Km2 (13,019 sq. miles)|
|Highest point||Mount Scenery (887 m, 2 910 ft)|
|Lowest point||Vergeten Plek, in the Zuidplaspolder near Waddinxveen (-7 m, -23 ft)|
|GDP per capita||$ 57,767 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||Euro (€, EUR)|
|Internet TLD||.nl (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Netherlands Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Netherlands
|45||Alphen aan den Rijn||70,251|
|49||Bergen op Zoom||66,256|
|50||Capelle aan den IJssel||65,255|