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A Dutch province represents the admeenistrative layer in atween the naitional govrenment an the local municipalities, haein the responsibility for matters o subnaitional or regional importance. The govrenment o each province consists o three major pairts: the Provinciale Staten which is the provincial parliament electit ivery fower years. Electit frae its members are the Gedeputeerde Staten, a college chairgit wi maist executive tasks, presidit bi the Commissaris van de Koningin appointit bi the Croun.

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DiveesionEedit

The modren-day Netherlands is dividit intae twal provinces (provincies in Dutch) an three owerseas public bodies (openbare lichamen, cried "special municipalities" as they are no pairt o a province an aw).

Regions an their caipitalsEedit

The twal provinces are leetit belaw wi their caipital ceety:

Flag Airms Province Dutch name Caipital Queen's Commissioner Aurie
(km²)
Population Density
(per km²)
    Drenthe Drenthe Assen Jetta Klijnsma 2,652 482,300 182
    Flevoland Flevoland Lelystad Leen Verbeek 1,426 356,400 250
    Friesland Friesland / Fryslân (Wast Frisie) Leeuwarden Arno Brok 3,361 642,500 191
    Gelderland Gelderland Arnhem Clemens Cornielje 4,995 1,967,600 394
    Groningen Groningen Groningen René Paas 2,344 575,900 246
  Limburg Limburg Maastricht Theo Bovens (called governor in Limburg) 2,167 1,143,000 527
    North Brabant Noord-Brabant 's-Hertogenbosch[A] Wim van de Donk 4,938 2,406,900 487
  North Holland Noord-Holland Haarlem Johan Remkes 2,660 2,583,900 971
    Overijssel Overijssel Zwolle Andries Heidema 3,337 1,105,800 331
    Sooth Holland Zuid-Holland The Hague[B] Jaap Smit 2,860 3,453,000 1,207
    Utrecht Utrecht Utrecht Willibrord van Beek 1,356 1,159,200 855
    Zeeland Zeeland Middelburg Han Polman 1,792 378,300 211
  1. ^ An aw, though no officeeally, abbreviatit as Den Bosch.
  2. ^ Dutch: Den Haag, offeecially an aw: 's-Gravenhage.

Public bodies o the NetherlandsEedit

The three public bodies o the Bonaire, Sint Eustatius an Saba, became pairt o the Netherlands proper on 10 October 2010, but are no pairt o ony province.[1]

Flag Airms Public Body Dutch name Caipital Aurie
(km²)[2]
Population[3] Density
(per km²)
  Bonaire Bonaire / Boneiru (Papiamento) Kralendijk 294 15,414 52
  Sint Eustatius Sint Eustatius Oranjestad 21 3,300 157
  Saba Saba The Bottom 13 2,000 154

See an awEedit

ReferencesEedit

  1. "31.954, Wet openbare lichamen Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba" (in Dutch). Eerste kamer der Staten-Generaal. Retrieved 2010-10-15. De openbare lichamen vallen rechtstreeks onder het Rijk omdat zij geen deel uitmaken van een provincie. (The public bodies (...), because they are not part of a Province). 
  2. "Regionale Kerncijfers Nederland" (in Dutch). Statistics Netherlands. 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-13. 
  3. "Bevolking per regio naar leeftijd, geslacht en burgerlijke staat" (in Dutch). Statistics Netherlands. 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-13. 

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