|Dutch name: Zuidholland a province of the SW Netherlands, on the North Sea: lying mostly below sea level, it has a coastal strip of dunes and is drained chiefly by distributaries of the Rhine, with large areas of reclaimed land; the most densely populated province in the country, intensively cultivated and industrialized. Capital: The Hague. Pop: 3 440 000 (2003 est). Area: 3196 sq km (1234 sq miles)|
Note: The city is frequently the site of international conferences.
Note: The International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration are both housed in the city in the Peace Palace, which was built to fulfill the dream that The Hague might become the neutral capital of the world.