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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Municipalities in the Netherlands
All provinces of the Netherlands are divided into municipalities (gemeenten), together 489; among these we can distinguish:
those comprising several villages, none with the name of the municipality; in that case the name of the municipality may not be as well-known outside it as the villages; for example:
Recent politics have led to a great number of mergers between smaller municipalities or with cities.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/mu/Municipalities_in_the_Netherlands   (228 words)

  Netherlands - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland; IPA pronunciation: /"ne:dərlant/) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands that is formed by the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.(Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden).
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world (its name literally means "low country") and is famous for its dikes, windmills, wooden shoes, tulips, bicycles and social tolerance.
Political scientists consider The Netherlands a classic example of a consociational state, at least in part caused by the necessity in the Netherlands since the middle ages for different cities to cooperate in order to fight the water (different cities were at the time like different countries by today's standards, and often at war).
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/n/e/t/Netherlands.html   (3852 words)

 Tynaarlo (The Netherlands)
On 1 Jan 1998 the former municipalities of Zuidlaren, Eelde and Vries, merged to form the new municipality of Zuidlaren.
The flag of the new miunicipality was adopted on 21 Sep 1999 by the municipal council.
Yde-de Punt is a twin-village in Drenthe, municipality of Tynaarlo, till 1 Jan 1998 in Vries.
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 Netherlands Demographics and Geography - Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online
Netherlands (NE-thuhr-landz), Dutch Nederland or Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, kingdom (15,963 sq mi/41,344 sq km; 1994 estimated population 15,341,600; 2004 estimated population 16,318,199), NW Europe, on the North Sea (N and W), and on Belgian (S) and German (E) borders.
The country is mostly low-lying coastal plain, much of the W part (c.27% of area) being land reclaimed from the sea since the 13th century through the construction of dikes and barrier dams and the extraction of water from shallow pockets of sea, forming new land areas (which the Dutch call polders).
The population of the Netherlands is extremely dense and highly concentrated in the cities, allowing most of the land area to be used for agriculture (mainly dairying; cattle, sheep, hogs, poultry; eggs; peas, beans, onions, potatoes, fruit, corn, wheat, oats, rye, and sugar beets).
www.columbiagazetteer.org /public/Netherlands.html   (1454 words)

 Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs - The Dutch state
Municipal authorities are subject to scrutiny by the province and central government, though in practice this power is used sparingly.
The administrative relationship between the Netherlands and the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba is governed by the Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
It states that the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba are equal partners in the Kingdom, which may be regarded as a kind of federation.
www.minbuza.nl /en/welcome/Netherlands/government   (3576 words)

 Population of the municipalities in the Netherlands (CBS)
Population of the municipalities in the Netherlands (CBS)
In this, the data of municipalities that have ceased to exist are allocated to the new municipality.
If an ‘old’ municipality has been divided up between a number of other municipalities, the old municipality, in its entirety, is allocated to the new municipality with the largest population.
www.swov.nl /uk/Research/Kennisbank/inhoud/90_gegevensbronnen/inhoud/bevolking.htm   (396 words)

The most recent national survey of licit and illicit drug use in the Netherlands was based on a national sample representing all persons 12 years of age and older who were listed in the Municipal Population Registry as of January 1, 1997 (for Utrecht, the target date was January 1, 1996).
In the highest density municipality 25.1 percent of the lifetime users had used cocaine more than 25 times, while in the lowest density municipality this percentage was 24 percent.
In 1997, the group of 18-34 year olds in the highest density municipalities comprised 35.3 percent of the cities' population, while in the lowest density municipalities, their percentage was 23.2 (source: Statistics Netherlands 1997).
www.rism.org /isg/dlp/ganja/analyses/Abraham1.html   (7031 words)

 The Netherlands: A Return to Law Enforcement Solutions
The infamous "coffeeshops" that sell marijuana emerged throughout the Netherlands as a symbol of Dutch drug policy and led to a booming drug tourism market in areas such as Amsterdam.
The focus on the health aspect of addiction resulted in a flurry of harm reduction measures introduced throughout the Netherlands.
According to the 2001 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, in 2000 81% of the municipalities in the Netherlands did not tolerate coffeeshops.
www.usdoj.gov /dea/ongoing/netherlands.html   (245 words)

 Netherlands Still Has 443 Municipalities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
In Denmark, a large-scale re-drawing of municipal boundaries was recently carried out - on 1 January 2007, the total was slashed from 271 to 98.
Belgium cut the number of municipalities by three-quarters to 589 in one go in 1977 - this is still the total today.
The re-divisions in the Netherlands last year were mostly in Limburg, where 11 municipalities disappeared and four new ones were formed.
www.nisnews.nl /public/030107_1.htm   (237 words)

 Local-governmental reorganizations of municipalities in The Netherlands
Three municipalities in the province of Noord-Brabant, (i) Son en Breugel, (ii) Nuenen, Gerwen en Nederwetten en (iii) Waalre, would possibly be discontinued (at the earliest however as of 1-1-2004, as this reorganization is still awaiting discussion in Parliament) as these three municipalities would form part of the to be maintained municipality of Eindhoven.
The number of municipalities in the province of Noord-Holland decreased at 1-1-2002 from 68 to 65 on the one hand due to the merging of Nederhorst den Berg and 's-Graveland and on the other hand due to the annexing of Limmen and Akersloot to Castricum.
The municipality of Nieuwleusen (in the province of Overijssel) is discontinued as this municipality has been annexed to the existing municipality of Dalfsen (also in the province of Overijssel).
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 Netherlands, The
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world (its name literally means "Low-lands") and is famous for its dikes, windmills, wooden shoes, tulips, bicycles and perceived social tolerance.
During the 19th century, The Netherlands was slow to industrialize compared to neighboring countries, mainly due to its unique infrastructure of waterways and reliance on windpower.
The Netherlands has been a parliamentary democracy since 1848 and a constitutional monarchy since 1815; before that it had from 1581 to 1806 (it was occupied by France between 1806 and 1815).
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 Haarlem, Netherlands, The
Haarlem is a city in the west of the Netherlands, capital of the North Holland province.
The government of the Netherlands was relatively slow to catch up, even though the King feared competition from the newly founded Belgium if they would construct a train track between Antwerpen and other cities.
The oldest part of the village, on the western side of the Spaarne, belongs to the municipality of Haarlem; the newer part on the eastern side is a part of the municipality of Haarlemmerliede en Spaarnwoude.
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 Netherlands (The Kingdom of the)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The anti-apartheid movement in the Netherlands was one of the strongest and most effective in the world, which effectively placed a constraint on bilateral contact with the Apartheid governments in many spheres.
Relations between the Netherlands and South Africa have particularly strengthened since 1990, with further impetus given to bilateral relations by the South African referendum in 1992 and the inauguration of the Government of National Unity.
The Netherlands lies in the temperature zone of the Northern Hemisphere and has a maritime climate owing to the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean and to prevailing sea winds.
www.dfa.gov.za /foreign/bilateral/netherlands.html   (1344 words)

 Intraval. Bureau for social-scientific research and consultancy. Publication: Coffeeshops geteld.
In the sample of 30 municipalities surveyed in the 1997 research there were then 295 other points of sale, while there were 180 other points of sale in the same municipalities in 1999: a decrease of 39 per cent.
In the municipalities that have a zero policy, these percentages are somewhat lower: nine per cent have one or more similar points of cannabis sale and 42 per cent have one or more other points of cannabis sale.
In eight percent of the municipalities, checks are carried out in response to a suspicion of a violation or in response to a report of nuisance.
www.intraval.nl /en/a/a07_sum.html   (1999 words)

 P. Dordregter
The municipal tasks may be strictly autonomous duties, such as responsibility for drains and sewers, or duties imposed by national legislation, which can allow municipalities a greater or lesser margin for independent policy-making.
For a time, municipal authorities were unpopular with the environmental movement and with many politicians, as they were felt to be too close to local industry to be able to take an independent view in the field of tension between economic and environmental interests.
The municipal authorities adhere to the target group policy, because this means that environmental policy is internalized in a branch of industry and is developed in a corporate environmental plan by the individual companies.
www.inece.org /2ndvol1/DORDREG.html   (3126 words)

 Baarle Nassau and Baarle Hertog
In 1830 the two are split again: in the South we have the Kingdom of Belgium; in the North the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
A part of these parcels constitute the (at least) twenty Belgian enclaves, presently Baarle Hertog, which are situated either within the territory of the Dutch municipality of Baarle-Nassau or, in the case of the agrarian region of Zondereigen, in the surrounding land.
One formerly Dutch meadow (with one cow grazing there) "moved" in 1995 from the Netherlands to Belgium, as it was recognised that it had to be a Belgian parcel.
ontology.buffalo.edu /smith/baarle.htm   (2661 words)

 All municipalities in The Netherlands
Who clicks on the municipalities table, is going to download a file that includes all 443 Dutch municipalities (‘townships’ or ‘urban and rural districts’).
Local-governmental reorganizations and changes of municipalities' names of January 1, 2007 (and all the previous changes) have been taken into account.
A decree by the minucipality underlies the determination of a (new) name for a municipality.
home.wxs.nl /~pagklein/municipality.html   (333 words)

 ipedia.com: Netherlands Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world (its name literally means the Low Countries) and is famous for its dikess, windmills, wooden shoes, tulips and perceived social tolerance.
After being incorporated in the French empire under Napoleon, the Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815, consisting of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
The Netherlands Antilles ("Nederlandse Antillen", consisting of Saba, Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius, Bonaire and Curaçao, capital: Willemstad on Curaçao) and Aruba (Capital: Oranjestad), all in the Caribbean Sea, are self-governing parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
www.ipedia.com /netherlands.html   (1608 words)

 Woudrichem (The Netherlands)
The present municipality was formed 1 Jan 1973 by the merger of the former municipalities of Almkerk, Andel, Giessen, Rijswijk, and Woudrichem.
Flag: a green hoist with a white standing salmon facing the hoist; the fly is yellow with a fl horizontal stripe of 1/4 flagheight charged with with five yellow broadarmed crosses in a horizontal row.
Woudrichem and the other former municipalities are at the point where the Waal flows into the Boven-Merwede, as well as the "Afgedamde Maas" (Dammed Maas (2 M's!), and where also three provincial boundaries meet (Zuid-Holland, Gelderland, and Noord-Brabant) - 3 rivers is a rather good excuse to use a wavy diagonal on a flag...
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Municipalities have a central role to play in ensuring the success of environmental policy.
  For the first time, municipalities are receiving funding to enable them to finance their own environmental tasks, and extra money has also been promised by national policy documents and the government coalition accord, in order to cover the costs of increased burdens.
Municipalities should organize themselves into regional associations, in order to be able to fulfill their environmental tasks adequately.
www.inece.org /1stvol2/dordregter.htm   (3425 words)

 The Netherlands
The stamp is part of a set issued in 1998 to commemorate the half-millennium of Fryslan as a part of the Netherlands.
The stamp was issued in 1987 to recognize the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Union of the Netherlands Municipalities.
The stamp was issued in 1991 to recognize the four hundred fiftiety anniversary of the Council of State.
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 Provinces and municipalities of the Netherlands
During the jubilee of Queen Wilhelmina in 1938, when she was reigning 40 years, each municipality had a standard, which had the following pattern: a square flag with the colours of the provincial arms (except Friesland and Noord-Brabant), in the canton (one quarter of the flag) the arms of the municipality.
In some municipalities the flag was forgotten, and when they found many years later they thought it was a historical flag of the city (like in Stramproy).
The national commemoration is always at the National Monument on the Dam in Amsterdam (in front of the Palace on the Dam).
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/nl-sub.html   (360 words)

 EPC 2006
Population dynamics in the four big municipalities in the Netherlands: selective migration flows to and from the big cities
Population growth in the four big municipalities in the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht) has been modest during the last decade.
On the one hand, there is a net outflow of natives, mainly to the neighbouring municipalities of the big cities.
www.infostat.sk /vdc/epc2006/submission60407.html   (360 words)

 Epe (The Netherlands)
Epe is another Veluwe municipality in the north of the province, with forests and heather.
Until Jan 2003 the municipality of Epe, Gelderland province, had an unofficial flag with in the canton the municipal arms.
Emst is a village in the Veluwe region, municipality Epe, Gelderland province.
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 Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
The colors were derived from the municipal arms.
This is evident from the shutters of the Waag and the Latijn School, but also from the painting of the Nijmeegse barrel of shame, which was used in the Middle Ages and now can be admired in the Museum "de Commanderie van St. Jan".
In 1994 the municipal council reconsidered the issue and decided that the old city-flag would be restored.
www.fotw.net /flags/nl-ge-nm.html   (353 words)

 Netherlands - Gurupedia
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world and is famous for its dikes,
Charles V in 1648, the Dutch, as the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands, grew to become one of the major seafaring and economic powers of the
The Netherlands is the country of philosophers Erasmus of Rotterdam and Spinoza, and all of
www.gurupedia.com /n/ne/netherlands.htm   (1440 words)

 The Netherlands - Kingdom of the Netherlands
On 19 February 1937 Queen Wilhelmina decided by Order in council that: "The colours of the flag of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are red, white and blue." In 1958 the colours were defined more precisely as bright vermilion and cobalt blue.
The flag of the Netherlands was adopted by Order in Council 19 February 1937, no. 93, but there is no official law.
the territory in Europe), Netherlands Antilles, Suriname (until 1975), and Aruba (since 1986), has no official law, although in practice the red-white-blue tricolour is considered the "Koninkrijksvlag" ("Flag of the Kingdom").
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/nl.html   (654 words)

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