Kingdom of the Netherlands facts for kids
The Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1954 and is now made up of four countries:
(1 Jan 2012)
|Sint Eustatius †‡||3,791||0.02%||21||0.05%||137|
|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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King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, the reigning monarch of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. At the time this picture was taken he was still the Prince of Orange.
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