Aug 20, 2011, 7:39 PM
Post #15 of 24
Yes, the Netherlands. Sadly those who have not studied geography, often refer to The Netherlands as Holland. That's like calling the US Carolina or Dakota. Yes, there are two provinces in the Netherlands which include the word Holland. They are the provinces of North Holland and South Holland.
But there is no country by the name of Dakota, Carolina or Holland. Rather they are part of the US or the Netherlands.
I just realized, johanson, why you thought I might be Dutch. I´m old enough to have been in school when geography was taught as an important component of social studies, and I always loved it. That could be why I know the proper name of los Países Bajos in English.