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What is the difference between the Netherlands and Holland?

  1. JKenny profile image94
    JKennyposted 5 years ago

    What is the difference between the Netherlands and Holland?

  2. annart profile image87
    annartposted 5 years ago

    According to the site 'archimon', Holland is only the southern part of the Netherlands, the latter being a group name for several areas of country.  So Holland is named after someone who owned the land, whereas the Netherlands is a collective name for the 'northern lands' of that region.  Interesting question that makes one look up information and learn something!!  Well done!

    1. nochance profile image93
      nochanceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Glad you looked that up so I didn't have to. I always assumed they were the same thing. I am of Dutch heritage so this is good information to know.

  3. Marcus Faber profile image60
    Marcus Faberposted 5 years ago

    Holland is a region of the Netherlands, although the country is sometimes referred to as Holland, same as the UK is sometimes referred to as England.

 
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