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Republic of the Seven United Netherlands / Seven Provinces

Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden / Zeven Provinciën
1581–1795
Flag of the Netherlands
Prinsenvlag
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Dutch Republic Lion
Motto: Concordia res parvae crescunt
(Latin: Concord makes small things grow)
Provinces and Dependencies
Provinces and Dependencies
Capital

None De facto The Hague (government seat)/

Amsterdam (cultural/financial centre/largest city)
Common languages Dutch
Government Republic
Legislature Dutch States-General
Historical era Early Modern Age
• Act of Abjuration
26 July 1581
19 January 1795
ISO 3166 code NL
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Seventeen Provinces
Holy Roman Empire
Batavian Republic
Government of the Dutch Republic in exile
Today part of  Netherlands

The Dutch Republic — officially known as the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands, the Republic of the United Netherlands, or the Republic of the Seven United Provinces — was a republic in Europe. It was from 1581 to 1795. It came before the Batavian Republic, the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and the modern Netherlands (now a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Alternative names include the United Provinces, Federated Belgic Provinces, and Belgic Federation.

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