Kingdom of the Netherlands

The Kingdom of the Netherlands (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.), commonly called the Netherlands[a] is a transcontinental sovereign state whose form of government is the constitutional monarchy.

The country was formed in 1954 and is now made up of four countries:

European country:

Caribbean islands:

The Caribbean Netherlands are special municipalities ('public body') of the Netherlands (see Category:Municipalities of the Netherlands) and consists of:

The Netherlands Antilles don't exist anymore and were made up of the six above mentioned Caribbean islands.

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Country Population
(1 Jan 2012)
[b]
Percentage of
Kingdom's population
Area
(km²)
Percentage of
Kingdom's area
Population density
(persons/km²)
Source
  Subdivision
23x15px Netherlands[c] 16,748,205 98.32% 41,854 98.42% 396  
  Netherlandsborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Netherlands  European mainland 16,725,902 98.19% 41,526 97.65% 399 [1]
23x15px Bonaire †‡ 16,541 0.10% 294 0.69% 46 [2]
23x15px Sint Eustatius †‡ 3,791 0.02% 21 0.05% 137 [2]
23x15px Saba †‡ 1,971 0.01% 13 0.03% 134 [2]
23x15px Aruba 103,504 0.61% 193 0.45% 555 [3]
23x15px Curaçao 145,406 0.85% 444 1.04% 320 [4]
23x15px Sint Maarten 37,429 0.22% 34 0.08% 1,101 [5]
23x15px Kingdom of the Netherlands 17,034,544 100.00% 42,525 100.00% 397  
† The islands in the Caribbean were once part of the 23x15px Netherlands Antilles. Aruba left the Antilles in 1986, while Curaçao and Sint Maarten did the same in 2010.
‡ When Curaçao and Sint Maarten left the Antilles in 2010, the other three islands then became part of the Netherlands and are now known as the 23x15px Caribbean Netherlands.

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

Notes

  1. It should not be confused with the Netherlands, a constituent country of the kingdom.
  2. The population statistics for the Netherlands proper and the Caribbean Netherlands are for 1 January 2012. However, the statistics for Aruba are for 31 December 2011, for Curaçao for 1 January 2011, and for Sint Maarten for 1 January 2010.
  3. The population statistics of the Central Bureau of Statistics for the Netherlands do not include the Caribbean Netherlands (Source 1, 2). The number given here results from adding the population statistics of the Netherlands with those of the Caribbean Netherlands.

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