The Hague

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The Hague (Den Haag, or s-⁠Gravenhage ) is a city on the western coast of the Netherlands and the capital of the province of South Holland.wikipedia
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The Hague (Den Haag, or s-⁠Gravenhage ) is a city on the western coast of the Netherlands and the capital of the province of South Holland.
The five largest cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Eindhoven.

Amsterdam

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With a metropolitan population of more than 1 million, it is the third-largest city in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The Hague is the seat of the Cabinet, the States General, the Supreme Court, and the Council of State of the Netherlands, but the city is not the constitutional capital of the Netherlands, which is Amsterdam.
Its status as the capital is mandated by the Constitution of the Netherlands, although it is not the seat of the government, which is The Hague.

List of cities in the Netherlands by province

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The Hague (Den Haag, or s-⁠Gravenhage ) is a city on the western coast of the Netherlands and the capital of the province of South Holland.
When discussing cities, the distinction is sometimes made between the "big four"—Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht—middle-sized cities and other ones.

South Holland

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The Hague (Den Haag, or s-⁠Gravenhage ) is a city on the western coast of the Netherlands and the capital of the province of South Holland.
The provincial capital is The Hague, while its largest city is Rotterdam.

Provinces of the Netherlands

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The Hague (Den Haag, or s-⁠Gravenhage ) is a city on the western coast of the Netherlands and the capital of the province of South Holland.
This organisation promotes the common interests of the provinces in the national government of the Netherlands in The Hague and within the European Union in Brussels.

Randstad

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Located in the west of the Netherlands, The Hague is in the centre of the Haaglanden conurbation and lies at the southwest corner of the larger Randstad conurbation.
The Randstad is a megalopolis in the central-western Netherlands consisting primarily of the four largest Dutch cities (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht) and their surrounding areas.

States General of the Netherlands

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The Hague is the seat of the Cabinet, the States General, the Supreme Court, and the Council of State of the Netherlands, but the city is not the constitutional capital of the Netherlands, which is Amsterdam.
Both chambers meet at the Binnenhof in The Hague.

Rotterdam–The Hague metropolitan area

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The Rotterdam–The Hague metropolitan area, with a population of approximately 2.7 million, is the 13th-largest in the European Union and the most populous in the country.
The Rotterdam–The Hague metropolitan area (Metropoolregio Rotterdam Den Haag) is a metropolitan area encompassing the cities of Rotterdam and The Hague as well as 21 other municipalities.

Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

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King Willem-Alexander lives in Huis ten Bosch and works at the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, together with Queen Máxima.
From birth, Willem-Alexander has held the titles Prince of the Netherlands (Prins der Nederlanden), Prince of Orange-Nassau (Dutch: Prins van Oranje-Nassau), and Jonkheer of Amsberg (Dutch: Jonkheer van Amsberg). He was baptised as a member of the Dutch Reformed Church on 2 September 1967 in Saint Jacob's Church in The Hague.

Haaglanden

Located in the west of the Netherlands, The Hague is in the centre of the Haaglanden conurbation and lies at the southwest corner of the larger Randstad conurbation.
Haaglanden (, literally Haguelands) is the conurbation surrounding The Hague in the Netherlands.

International Court of Justice

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Most foreign embassies in the Netherlands and 150 international organisations are located in the city, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court, which makes The Hague one of the major cities hosting a United Nations institution along with New York City, Geneva, Vienna, Rome and Nairobi.
It is seated in the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands.

Noordeinde Palace

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King Willem-Alexander lives in Huis ten Bosch and works at the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, together with Queen Máxima.
Located in The Hague in the province of South Holland, it has been used as the "working palace" for King Willem-Alexander since 2013.

Rotterdam

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With a metropolitan population of more than 1 million, it is the third-largest city in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
Rotterdam forms the centre of the Rijnmond conurbation, bordering the conurbation surrounding The Hague to the north-west.

Binnenhof

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His son and successor William II lived in the court, and after he was elected King of the Romans in 1248, he promptly returned to The Hague, and had builders turn the court into a "royal palace" (regale palacium), which would later be called the Binnenhof ("Inner Court").
The Binnenhof (Inner Court) is a complex of buildings in the city centre of The Hague, Netherlands, next to the Hofvijver.

Supreme Court of the Netherlands

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The Hague is the seat of the Cabinet, the States General, the Supreme Court, and the Council of State of the Netherlands, but the city is not the constitutional capital of the Netherlands, which is Amsterdam.
The Court was established on 1 October 1838 and is located in The Hague.

Hofvijver

Floris IV already owned two residences in the area, but presumably purchased a third court situated by the present-day Hofvijver in 1229, previously owned by a woman called Meilendis.
The Hofvijver (Court Pond) is a pond in the centre of The Hague, Netherlands.

Floris IV, Count of Holland

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Floris IV already owned two residences in the area, but presumably purchased a third court situated by the present-day Hofvijver in 1229, previously owned by a woman called Meilendis.
He was born at The Hague, a son of William I of Holland and his first wife, Adelaide of Guelders

Capital of the Netherlands

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The Hague is the seat of the Cabinet, the States General, the Supreme Court, and the Council of State of the Netherlands, but the city is not the constitutional capital of the Netherlands, which is Amsterdam.
Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands according to the Constitution of the Netherlands, although the States General and the Executive Branch have been situated in The Hague since 1588, along with the Supreme Court and the Council of State.

Delft

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In 1575, the States of Holland, temporarily based in Delft, even considered demolishing the city but this proposal was abandoned, after mediation by William the Silent.
It is located between Rotterdam, to the southeast, and The Hague, to the northwest.

Ridderzaal

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He died in 1256 before this palace was completed but parts of it were finished during the reign of his son Floris V, of which the Ridderzaal ("Knights' Hall"), still intact, is the most prominent.
The Ridderzaal (Hall of Knights) is the main building of the 13th century Binnenhof in The Hague, Netherlands.

Royal Dutch Shell

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The Hague is also home to the world headquarters of Royal Dutch Shell and other Dutch companies.
The Dutch company, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Petroleum Maatschappij at The Hague, was in charge of production and manufacture.

List of urban areas in the European Union

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The Rotterdam–The Hague metropolitan area, with a population of approximately 2.7 million, is the 13th-largest in the European Union and the most populous in the country.

Loosduinen

The growing city annexed the rural municipality of Loosduinen partly in 1903 and completely in 1923.
Loosduinen is a former village in the Netherlands that was a municipality unto itself until 1923, when it was annexed by The Hague and subsequently became a district of the city.

Monster, South Holland

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In its early years, the village was located in the ambacht, or rural district, of Monster, which was governed by the Lord of Monster.
It is a part of the municipality of Westland, and lies about 10 km south-west of The Hague.

Zoetermeer

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In the 1970s and 1980s, mostly white middle-class families moved to neighbouring towns like Voorburg, Leidschendam, Rijswijk and, most of all, Zoetermeer.
By 2013 this had grown to 123,328, making it the third largest population centre in the province of South Holland, after Rotterdam and The Hague.