Nederlandia is a region of the principality of Vega, in the southern part of the country. Dutch is co-official with Castilian in this region. In South Nederlandia (Zuid-Nederlandia) Dutch is widely spoken, especially in the city of Leiden, capital of the region, and founded by Dutchmen in 1687 coming from Van Pelt, in the Holland region of Latina. Therefore, the city of Leiden is one of the oldest cities in Vega.
The flag of Nederlandia makes reference to the former colony, with the colours of the Dutch flag and the orange colour.
The region is divided in two provinces. Noord Nederlandia / Nederlandia Septentrional, which capital is the city of Bloemmolen, is divided from west to east by the Victoria Range; the northern part gives waters to River Vega and the southern part to River Berkel. In Noord-Nederlandia, around 45% of the population speaks Castilian, especially in the Vega Valley. Zuid-Nederlandia is mostly a flat area in the Berkel Valley, known as Berkelland, with some hills in the northeastern side; its capital is Leiden, which is the capital of Nederlandia and most populated city of the region.
The population of the province is 1,350,087 inhabitants, concentrated in Leiden urban area (around 850,000). Density of population is higher in coastal areas, especially in Leiden.
Largest cities or towns in Nederlandia
|3||Ouderkerk aan der Berkel||84,509|
Several highways of the National Highway Network of the principality run on the region, communicating the main urban areas. This network is completed with the complementary Provincial Highway Networks:
|A1||Vega - Langraiz|
|A15||Leiden - Tedra||Leiden to Arestia (in Valdecorneja)|
|A16||Leiden - San Jorge||Leiden to Bazano (in Los Lagos)|
|A24||Bloemmolen - Silea|
Leiden has the third harbour in Vega in importance, after Eraso, and the complex harbour of Vega - Sálvora. The harbour has a sea part (Zeehaven) and a river part (Riviërenhaven), and is almost as extense as the city itself.
The airport of Berkelland - Leiden is the main airport in the region, and it is 10 km north of Leiden. Although most of its destinations are national, there are some international flights as well.
Metro and Tram
See Metro de Leiden