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Republic of the Seven United Netherlands / Seven Provinces
Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden / Zeven Provinciën



Prinsenvlag Dutch Republic Lion
Concordia res parvae crescunt[1]
(Latin: Concord makes small things grow)
Provinces and Dependencies
Capital None

De facto The Hague (government seat)/ Amsterdam (cultural/financial centre/largest city)

Language(s) Dutch
Government Republic
Legislature Dutch States-General
Historical era Early Modern Age
 - Act of Abjuration 26 July 1581
 - French Revolutionary Wars 19 January 1795
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.


  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 / 52.08°N 4.3°E / 52.08; 4.3