The Netherlands

  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


According to the Constitution of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Kingdom consists of the Netherlands, Surinam, the Netherlands Antilles and Netherlands New Guinea. The relations between the Netherlands, Surinam and the Netherlands Antilles are further regulated by the ‘Statute’ for the Kingdom, which came into force on 29 Dec. 1954. Each part enjoys full autonomy; they are united, on a footing of equality, for mutual assistance and the protection of their common interests.

Koninkrijk der Nederlanden


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