The Netherlands

Official Name
Koninkrijk der Nederlanden
(Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Amsterdam; seat of government at The Hague
The design of the Dutch flag dates from 16th-century campaigns against Spanish rule. France conquered the Netherlands in 1796, and the orange band was replaced with red to more closely resemble the French tricolor. The flag was altered slightly in 1937, but otherwise has remained unchanged.
National Anthem (Listen to the anthem, 7Kb Midi file)
"Wilhelmus van Nassouwe"
("William of Nassau")

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