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Republic of the Seven United Netherlands / Seven Provinces

Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden / Zeven Provinciën
1581–1795
Flag of the Netherlands
Motto: 
Provinces and Dependencies
Provinces and Dependencies
CapitalNone

De facto The Hague (government seat)/

Amsterdam (cultural/financial centre/largest city)
Common languagesDutch
GovernmentRepublic
LegislatureDutch States-General
Historical eraEarly Modern Age
• 
26 July 1581
• 
19 January 1795
ISO 3166 codeNL
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Seventeen Provinces
Holy Roman Empire
Batavian Republic
Government of the Dutch Republic in exile
Today part of Netherlands

The Dutch Republic — officially known as the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands, the Republic of the United Netherlands, or the Republic of the Seven United Provinces — was a republic in Europe. It was from 1581 to 1795. It came before the Batavian Republic, the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and the modern Kingdom of the Netherlands. Alternative names include the United Provinces, Federated Belgic Provinces, and Belgic Federation.

References

  1. In full Concordia res parvae crescunt, discordia maximae dilabuntur. Hubert de Vries, Wapens van de Nederlanden. De historische ontwikkeling van de heraldische symbolen van Nederland, België, hun provincies en Luxemburg. Uitgeverij Jan Mets, Amsterdam, 1995, p. 31–32.

Coordinates: 52°04′48″N 4°18′00″E / 52.08000°N 4.30000°E / 52.08000; 4.30000