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Author Topic: Why does Holland call itself The Netherlands instead when in the Olympics etc?  (Read 550 times)

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Holland is a much snappier name. And The Netherlands is too much of a mouthful. I'd like to know why Holland is sometimes called 'The Netherlands' but not always and 'The Netherlands' is sometimes called 'Holland'?

What's the difference between the use of the names Holland and The Netherlands?
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