The Netherlands is a country in Western Europe bordering to Belgium, Germany and the North Sea. It is divided in 12 provinces.

The Netherlands is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which also includes the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. From 15 December 2008 the Antillean islands Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius will become municipalities of the Netherlands, while the other two islands Sint Maarten and Saint Martin (southern part) will become independent countries within the Kingdom (like Aruba is already).



Provincial borders

Provincial tripoints