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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Books of Reference

  1. Statistical Information. The ‘Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek’ at the Hague, is the official Netherlands statistical service. Director-General of Statistics: Prof. Dr Ph. J. Idenburg.Google Scholar
  2. The Bureau was founded in 1899. Prior to that year, statistical publications were compiled, by the ‘Centrale Commissie voor de Statistiek,’ the ‘Vereniging voor Staathuishoudkucde en Statistiek’ and various government departments. These activities have gradually been taken over and co-ordinated by the Central Bureau, which now compiles practically all government statistics.Google Scholar
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Other Official Publications

  1. Digest of the Netherlands, 1958–59. 5 vols. Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Hague, 1958–5Google Scholar
  2. Economische Voorliching (Economic Information Service). Weekly. The HagueGoogle Scholar
  3. Netherlands Economic Development, 1945–55. Ministry of Economic Affairs. The Hague, 1955Google Scholar
  4. Staatsalmanak voor het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden. Annual. The HagueGoogle Scholar
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  8. Holland’s Economy: a statistical portrait. Central Bureau of Statistics and Government Economic Information Service. The Hague, 1959Google Scholar
  9. Road to Recovery: the Marshall Plan, its importance for the Netherlands and European coordination. Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Hague, 1954Google Scholar
  10. Report on Agriculture in the Netherlands for 1957. Ministry of Agriculture, The Hague, 1959Google Scholar

Non-Official Publications

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  40. Nordlotme, E., De Economisch-geographische Structuur der Benedenwindse Eilanden. Rotterdam, 1951Google Scholar
  41. Poll, W. van de, De Nederlandsche Antillen. The Hague, 1950Google Scholar
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  43. Walle, J. van de, De Nederlandse Antillen. Willemstad, 1954Google Scholar
  44. Westerman, J. H., Overzicht van de geologische en mijnbouwkundige hennis der Nederlandse Antillen. Amsterdam, 1949Google Scholar
  45. Vademecum voor Ned. N. Guinea. Nieuw Guinea Instituut, Rotterdam, 1956Google Scholar
  46. Report on Netherlands New Guinea prepared for the United Nations. Annual from 1951Google Scholar
  47. Rapport over de toekomstige ontwikkeling van Nederlands Nieuw Guinea. 2 vols. Interdepartmental Committee, The Hague, 1953Google Scholar
  48. Klein, W. C., Nieuw Guinea. 3 vols. The Hague, 1954Google Scholar
  49. Verhoeff, H. G., Netherlands New Guinea. The Hague, 1958Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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