Flag of Netherlands

Flag of Netherlands

The Dutch flag is composed of a red-white-blue tricolor and it is also known as "The Prince's Flag". Records about the prince William of Orange´s flag appeared already in 1572, when William led the resistance against the Spanish domination, however the flag was originally orange, white and blue. Later, the orange stripe was replaced by a red one so that it was better visible on the seas. Dutch tricolor is the oldest national tricolor flag, and it served as an inspiration for the French and Russian tricolor. As the Russian flag later influenced many Slavic flags, the Dutch tricolor indirectly affected these flags as well. The Dutch flag is considered to be one of the oldest flags which retained its design even over times of various coups.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Belgium Belgium Brussels 11,132,269 32,545 km2
Flag of Germany Germany Berlin 80,619,000 357,022 km2

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Main information

Country
Netherlands
Capital city
Amsterdam
Population
16,842,200 (2014)
Total area
41,528 km2
Formation
23. 1. 1579
Highest point
Vaalserberg (322 m)
GDP
$ 41,527 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
euro (EUR)
Code
NL (NLD)
Calling code
+31
Internet TLD
.nl

Country is member of

By continents
Europe
By organizations
European Union, NATO

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Nizozemsko (Amsterodam)
English
Netherlands (Amsterdam)
German
Niederlande (Amsterdam)
French
Pays-Bas (Amsterdam)
Italian
Paesi Bassi (Amsterdam)
Spanish
Países Bajos (Amsterdam)
Russian
Нидерланды (Амстердам)
Slovak
Holandsko (Amsterdam)
Polish
Holandia (Niderlandy) (Amsterdam)
Portuguese
Países Baixos (Amsterdam)
Chinese
荷兰 (阿姆斯特丹)
Japanese
オランダ (アムステルダム)
Turkish
Hollanda (Amsterdam)
Norwegian
Nederland (Amsterdam)
Swedish
Nederländerna (Amsterdam)
Hungarian
Hollandia (Amszterdam)
Dutch
Nederland (Amsterdam)
Danish
Holland (Amsterdam)
Finnish
Alankomaat (Amsterdam)
Hebrew
הולנד (אמסטרדם)

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