The Hague

  • the hague

    den haag

    's-gravenhage
    city and municipality
    den haag scheveningen kurhaus 02.jpg
    den haag binnenhof mauritshuis 1.jpg
    den haag binnenhof hofvijver 1.jpg
    den haag - panoramio (261).jpg
    noordeinde palace.jpg
    from top down, left to right: the kurhaus, the mauritshuis, hofvijver near the binnenhof, the peace palace and noordeinde palace
    flag of the hague
    flag
    coat of arms of the hague
    coat of arms
    nickname(s): 
    residentie (residence), hofstad (court city), stad achter de duinen (city behind the dunes)
    motto(s): 
    vrede en recht (peace and justice)
    highlighted position of the hague in a municipal map of south holland
    location in south holland
    coordinates: 52°5′n 4°19′e / 52°5′n 4°19′e / 52.083; 4.317south holland
    city hallthe hague city hall
    boroughs
    government
    [1][2]
     • bodymunicipal council
     • acting mayorjohan remkes (vvd)
     • aldermen
    area
    [3][4]
     • municipality98.12 km2 (37.88 sq mi)
     • land81.88 km2 (31.61 sq mi)
     • water16.24 km2 (6.27 sq mi)
     • randstad3,043 km2 (1,175 sq mi)
    elevation
    [5]
    1 m (3 ft)
    population
     (1 november 2019)[4][6][7]
     • municipality544,766
     • density6,569/km2 (17,010/sq mi)
     • urban
    657,894
     • metro
    1,054,793
     • metropolitan region
    2,261,844
     • randstad
    6,979,500
    demonym(s)hagenaar or hagenees
    time zoneutc+1 (cet)
     • summer (dst)utc+2 (cest)
    postcode
    2490–2599
    www.denhaag.nl

    the hague (ɡ/; dutch: den haag [dɛn ˈɦaːx] (about this soundlisten) or 's‑gravenhage [ˌsxraːvə(n)ˈɦaːɣə] (about this soundlisten)) is a city on the western coast of the netherlands on the north sea and the capital of the province of south holland. it is also the seat of government of the netherlands and hosts the international court of justice, one of the most important courts in the world.

    with a metropolitan population of more than 1 million, it is the third-largest city in the netherlands, after amsterdam and rotterdam. 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. 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 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.[8] king willem-alexander lives in huis ten bosch[9][a] and works at the noordeinde palace in the hague, together with queen máxima. most foreign embassies in the netherlands are located in the city. the hague is also home to the world headquarters of royal dutch shell and other dutch companies.

    the hague is known as the home of international law and arbitration. the international court of justice, the main judicial arm of the united nations, is located in the city, as well as the international criminal court, the permanent court of arbitration, europol, and approximately 200 other international governmental organisations.[10]

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The Hague

Den Haag

's-Gravenhage
Den Haag Scheveningen Kurhaus 02.jpg
Den Haag Binnenhof Mauritshuis 1.jpg
Den Haag Binnenhof Hofvijver 1.jpg
Den Haag - panoramio (261).jpg
Noordeinde Palace.jpg
From top down, left to right: the Kurhaus, the Mauritshuis, Hofvijver near the Binnenhof, the Peace Palace and Noordeinde Palace
Nickname(s): 
Residentie (Residence), Hofstad (Court city), Stad achter de duinen (City behind the dunes)
Motto(s): 
Vrede en Recht (Peace and Justice)
Highlighted position of The Hague in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 52°5′N 4°19′E / 52°5′N 4°19′E / 52.083; 4.317South Holland
City HallThe Hague City Hall
Boroughs
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • Acting MayorJohan Remkes (VVD)
 • Aldermen
Area
 • Municipality98.12 km2 (37.88 sq mi)
 • Land81.88 km2 (31.61 sq mi)
 • Water16.24 km2 (6.27 sq mi)
 • Randstad3,043 km2 (1,175 sq mi)
Elevation1 m (3 ft)
Population
 (1 November 2019)[4][6][7]
 • Municipality544,766
 • Density6,569/km2 (17,010/sq mi)
 • Urban
657,894
 • Metro
1,054,793
 • Metropolitan region
2,261,844
 • Randstad
6,979,500
Demonym(s)Hagenaar or Hagenees
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
2490–2599
www.denhaag.nl

The Hague (ɡ/; Dutch: Den Haag [dɛn ˈɦaːx] (About this soundlisten) or 's‑Gravenhage [ˌsxraːvə(n)ˈɦaːɣə] (About this soundlisten)) is a city on the western coast of the Netherlands on the North Sea and the capital of the province of South Holland. It is also the seat of government of the Netherlands and hosts the International Court of Justice, one of the most important courts in the world.

With a metropolitan population of more than 1 million, it is the third-largest city in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam and Rotterdam. 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. 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 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.[8] King Willem-Alexander lives in Huis ten Bosch[9][a] and works at the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, together with Queen Máxima. Most foreign embassies in the Netherlands are located in the city. The Hague is also home to the world headquarters of Royal Dutch Shell and other Dutch companies.

The Hague is known as the home of international law and arbitration. The International Court of Justice, the main judicial arm of the United Nations, is located in the city, as well as the International Criminal Court, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, Europol, and approximately 200 other international governmental organisations.[10]