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Germany vs. Netherlands
Germany vs. Netherlands: What's the difference?
Germany and the Netherlands are neighboring countries in Europe—the Netherlands is situated to the west of Germany. The German word for the German language is Deutsch. The related English word Dutch can refer to the language of the Netherlands (which is related to the German language) or to people from the Netherlands.
[ jur-muh-nee ]
- a republic in central Europe: after World War II divided into four zones, British, French, U.S., and Soviet, and in 1949 into East Germany and West Germany; East and West Germany were reunited in 1990. 137,852 sq. mi. (357,039 sq. km). Capital: Berlin.
[ neth-er-luhndz ]
- a kingdom in W Europe, bordering on the North Sea, Germany, and Belgium. 13,433 sq. mi. (34,790 sq. km). Capitals: Amsterdam and The Hague.