Kingdom of the Netherlands

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The Kingdom of the Netherlands 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.

Constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Country Population
(1 Jan 2012)
[note 1]
Percentage of
Kingdom's population
Area
(km²)
Percentage of
Kingdom's area
Population density
(persons/km²)
Source
  Subdivision
 Netherlands[note 2] 16,748,205 98.32% 41,854 98.42% 396  
  Netherlands European mainland 16,725,902 98.19% 41,526 97.65% 399 [1]
 Bonaire †‡ 16,541 0.10% 294 0.69% 46 [2]
 Sint Eustatius †‡ 3,791 0.02% 21 0.05% 137 [2]
 Saba †‡ 1,971 0.01% 13 0.03% 134 [2]
 Aruba 103,504 0.61% 193 0.45% 555 [3]
 Curaçao 145,406 0.85% 444 1.04% 320 [4]
 Sint Maarten 37,429 0.22% 34 0.08% 1,101 [5]
 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  1. Central Bureau of Statistics (Netherlands)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Central Bureau of Statistics (Caribbean Netherlands)
  3. Central Bureau of Statistics (Aruba)
  4. Central Bureau of Statistics (Curaçao)
  5. Department of Statistics (Sint Maarten)