Holland is a region of the Netherlands, which in turn is a constituent country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands (together with Sint Maarten, Aruba, and Curacao in the Caribbean). Technically Holland is the region comprised of the provinces of North (Noord) Holland and South (Zuid) Holland. But this region was historically very prominent and "Holland" was a country for several centuries. Today "Holland" is often commonly used to connote the Netherlands. For example, the Dutch national football (soccer) team is usually called Holland.