United Kingdom of the Netherlands
The United Kingdom of the Netherlands (1815–1839) is the unofficial name used for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This was after it was first made from part of the First French Empire and before the new Kingdom of Belgium split off from it in 1830. Most of it is still today the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It was made up of the former Dutch Republic to the north, the former Austrian Netherlands to the south, and the former Prince-Bishopric of Liège. The House of Orange-Nassau were the monarchs.
Kingdom of the Netherlands
Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (in Dutch)
Royaume des Belgiques (in French)
Motto: Je maintiendrai
"I will maintain"
Anthem: Wien Neêrlands Bloed
"Those in whom Dutch blood"
Map of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1815
|Capital||Amsterdam and Brussels|
|Common languages||Dutch, French|
|Religion||Protestant, Roman Catholic|
|House of Representatives|
|Historical era||Early modern period|
|15 March 1815|
|24 August 1815|
|25 August 1830|
|19 April 1839|
|ISO 3166 code||NL|
The United Kingdom of the Netherlands ended after the 1830 Belgian Revolution. William I, King of the Netherlands did not recognize a Belgian state until 1839. He was made to sign the Treaty of London. Only at this time were borders agreed.