The Netherlands

Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Kingdom of the Netherlands)
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. William of Orange (1533–84), as the German count of Nassau, inherited vast possessions in the Netherlands and the Princedom of Orange in France. He was the initiator of the struggle for independence from Spain (1568–1648); in the Republic of the United Netherlands he and his successors became the ‘first servants of the Republic’ with the title of ‘Stadhouder’ (governor). In 1689 William III acceded to the throne of England, becoming joint sovereign with Mary II, his wife. William III died in 1702 without issue, and after a stadhouderless period a member of the Frisian branch of Orange-Nassau was nominated hereditary stadhouder in 1747; but his successor, Willem V, had to take refuge in England, in 1795, at the invasion of the French Army. In Nov. 1813 the United Provinces were freed from French domination.


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Further Reading

  1. Statistical Yearbook of the Netherlands. From 1923/24 (preceded by Jaarcijfers voor het KoninkrijkderNederlanden, 1898–1922). latest issue, 1990 (in English)Google Scholar
  2. Statistisch jaarboek (Statistical Year Book). From 1899/1924 (1 vol.); latest issue, 1991Google Scholar
  3. CBS Select (Statistical Essays). From 1980; latest issue, 1990Google Scholar
  4. Statistisch Bulleti. (From 1945; weekly statistical bulletin)Google Scholar
  5. Maandschrif. (From 1944; monthly bulletin)Google Scholar
  6. 90 Jaren Stalistiek In Tijdreekse. (historical series of the Netherlands 1899–1989)Google Scholar
  7. Nationale Rekeningen (National Accounts). From 1948–50; latest issue, 1990Google Scholar
  8. Statistisch Magazine. From 1981Google Scholar
  9. Statistische onderzoekingen. From 1977Google Scholar
  10. Regionaal Statistisch Zakboe. (Regional Pocket Yearbook). From 1972, latest issue 1989Google Scholar
  11. Environmental Statistics of the Netherland., 1987 (in English)Google Scholar

Other Official Publications

  1. Central Economic Plan. Centraal Plan bureau, The Hague (Dutch text), annually, from 1946Google Scholar
  2. Netherlands. Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Paris, annual from 1964Google Scholar
  3. Staatsalmanak voor het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden. Annual. The Hague, from 1814Google Scholar
  4. Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden. The Hague, from 1814Google Scholar
  5. Staatscourant (Slate Gazette). The Hague, from 1813Google Scholar
  6. Atlas van Nederland. Government Printing Office, The Hague, 1970 and supplements up to and including 1973Google Scholar
  7. Basic Guide to the Establishing of Industrial Operations in the Netherlands 1976. Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Hague, 1976Google Scholar

Non-Official Publications

  1. Jansonius, H., Nieuw GrootNederland.—Engels Woordenboek Voor Studie en Praktijk. 3 vols. Leiden, 1973 (Vols. 1–3)Google Scholar
  2. King, P. K. and Wintle, M., The Netherlands. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1988Google Scholar
  3. Pyttersen s Nederlandse Almanak. Zaltbommel, annual, from 1899Google Scholar
  4. A Compact Geography of the Netherlands. Utrecht, 1980Google Scholar
  5. National Library. De Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Prinz Willem Alexanderhof 5, The Hague.Google Scholar
  6. Director. Dr C. Reedijk.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991

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