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Capitalnombre: Amsterdam; note - The Hague is the seat of government
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: time descriptions apply to the continental Netherlands only, not to the Caribbean components
División administrativa12 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)
Independencia23 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 nacionalKing's Day (for 2014, the holiday will be on 26 Abril; thereafter it will fall on the King's Birthday of 27 Abril (1967))
Constituciónprevious 1597, 1798; latest adoptada 24 Agosto 1815 (substantially revisada in 1848); modificada many times, last in 2010 (2013)
Sufragio18 años de edad; universal
Poder Executivojefe de estado: King WILLEM-ALEXANDER (desde 30 April 2013)
jefe de gobierno: Prime Minister Mark RUTTE (desde 14 October 2010); Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk ASSCHER (desde 5 November 2012); note - Mark RUTTE tendered his resignation 23 April 2012; new elections were held on 12 September 2012 in which his party won the most seats; during the interim period he remained in office in a care-taking position; he was sworn in again as prime minister on 5 November 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 advice to the cabinet on legislative and administrative policy

Fuente: CIA World Factbook
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