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The Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1954 and is now made up of four countries:

Constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Country Population
(1 Jan 2012)
Percentage of
Kingdom's population
Area
(km²)
Percentage of
Kingdom's area
Population density
(persons/km²)
Source
  Subdivision
 Netherlands 16,748,205 98.32% 41,854 98.42% 396  
  Netherlands European mainland 16,725,902 98.19% 41,526 97.65% 399
 Bonaire †‡ 16,541 0.10% 294 0.69% 46
 Sint Eustatius †‡ 3,791 0.02% 21 0.05% 137
 Saba †‡ 1,971 0.01% 13 0.03% 134
 Aruba 103,504 0.61% 193 0.45% 555
 Curaçao 145,406 0.85% 444 1.04% 320
 Sint Maarten 37,429 0.22% 34 0.08% 1,101
 Kingdom of the Netherlands 17,034,544 100.00% 42,525 100.00% 397  
† The islands in the Caribbean were once part of the  Netherlands Antilles. Aruba left the Antilles in 1986, while Curacao and Sint Maarten did the same in 2010.
‡ When Curacao and Sint Maarten left the Antilles in 2010, the other three islands then became part of the Netherlands and are now known as the  Caribbean Netherlands.

 Suriname was also part of the Kingdom until it became independent in 1975.

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