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Capital

nombre: Amsterdam
coordenadas geográficas: 52 21 N, 4 55 E
diferencia de tiempo: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
note: The Hague is the seat of government; time descriptions apply to the continental Netherlands only, not to the Caribbean components

División administrativa

12 provinces (provincies, singular - provincie); Drenthe, Flevoland, Fryslan (Friesland), Gelderland, Groningen, Limburg, Noord-Brabant (North Brabant), Noord-Holland (North Holland), Overijssel, Utrecht, Zeeland (Zealand), Zuid-Holland (South Holland)

Independencia

23 Enero 1579 (the northern provinces of the Low Countries conclude the Union of Utrecht breaking with Spain; on 26 Julio 1581 they formally declared their independence with an Act of Abjuration; however, it was not until 30 Enero 1648 and the Peace of Westphalia that Spain recognized this independence)

Feriado nacional

Queen's Day (Birthday of deceased Queen-Mother JULIANA and accession to the throne of her oldest daughter BEATRIX), 30 Abril (1909 and 1980)

Constitución

adoptada 1815; modificada many times

Sufragio

18 años de edad; universal

Poder Executivo

jefe de estado: Queen BEATRIX (desde 30 April 1980); Heir Apparent WILLEM-ALEXANDER (born 27 April 1967), son of the monarch
jefe de gobierno: Prime Minister Mark RUTTE (desde 14 October 2010); Deputy Prime Minister Maxime VERHAGEN (desde 14 October 2010) note - Mark RUTTE tendered his resignation 23 April 2012; new elections will probably be held on 12 September 2012
cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the monarch
elections: the monarchy is hereditary; following Second Chamber elections, the leader of the majority party or leader of a majority coalition usually appointed prime minister by the monarch; deputy prime ministers appointed by the monarch
note: there is also a Council of State composed of the monarch, heir apparent, and councilors that provides consultations to the cabinet on legislative and administrative policy

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Fuente: CIA World Factbook
A menos que sea indicado, toda la información en esta página es correcta hasta Julio 19, 2012