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Kingdom of the Netherlands

Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Dutch)
Royaume des Belgiques (French)
1815–1839
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Coat of arms
Motto: Je maintiendrai
"I will maintain"
Anthem: Wien Neêrlands Bloed
"Those in whom Dutch blood"
Map of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1815
Map of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1815
Capital Amsterdam and Brussels
Common languages Dutch, French
Religion
Protestant, Roman Catholic
Government Constitutional monarchy
King  
• 1815–1839
William I
Legislature States-General
Senate
House of Representatives
Historical era Early modern period
15 March 1815
• Constitution adopted
24 August 1815
25 August 1830
19 April 1839
Currency Dutch guilder
ISO 3166 code NL
Preceded by
Succeeded by
First French Empire
Netherlands
Duchy of Limburg (1839–1867)
Luxembourg
Belgium

The United Kingdom of the Netherlands (1815–1839) is the unofficial name used for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This was after it was first made from part of the First French Empire and before the new Kingdom of Belgium split off from it in 1830. Most of it is still today the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It was made up of the former Dutch Republic to the north, the former Austrian Netherlands to the south, and the former Prince-Bishopric of Liège. The House of Orange-Nassau were the monarchs.

The United Kingdom of the Netherlands ended after the 1830 Belgian Revolution. William I, King of the Netherlands did not recognize a Belgian state until 1839. He was made to sign the Treaty of London. Only at this time were borders agreed.


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