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A constituent country is a country which makes up a part of a larger country, or federation.

The United Kingdom is made of 4 constituent countries. They are England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.[1]

The Kingdom of the Netherlands is also made of 4 constituent countries. They are the Netherlands proper, Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten.[2] Earlier (before 10 October 2010) it had 3 constituent countries: the Netherlands proper, Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles.


  1. British Government website Archived 15 June 2009 at WebCite
  2. Netherlands Antilles to cease to exist as a country :: archief