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  1. The Hague, 's Gravenhage, Den Haag(noun)

    the site of the royal residence and the de facto capital in the western part of the Netherlands; seat of the International Court of Justice


  1. The Hague(ProperNoun)

    A city, the administrative capital of the Netherlands.

  2. Origin: From French transliteration (confusing with La Hague) of Dutch Den Haag, related to 's-Gravenhage, from des Graven hage (15th c.), literally, "the Count's hedge," i.e., the Count's hedge-enclosed hunting grounds. Originally, Die Hage, as first attested in 1242, akin to Old English haga "hedge, hawthorn."


  1. The Hague

    The Hague is the capital city of the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. With a population just over 500,000 inhabitants and more than one million inhabitants including the suburbs, it is the third largest city of the Netherlands, after Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The combined urban area of The Hague and Rotterdam is the 206th largest urban area in the world. Located in the west of the Netherlands, The Hague is in the centre of the Haaglanden conurbation and lies at the southwest corner of the larger Randstad conurbation. The Hague is the seat of the Dutch government and parliament, the Supreme Court, and the Council of State, but the city is not the capital of the Netherlands which constitutionally is Amsterdam. King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands lives at Huis ten Bosch and works at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, together with Queen Máxima. Most foreign embassies in the Netherlands and 150 international organisations are located in the city, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court, which makes The Hague one of the major cities hosting the United Nations, along with New York, Vienna, Geneva, Tokyo and Nairobi.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of the hague in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of the hague in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vojislav Seselj:

    If the government extradites me, then I will serve my time. I am not going back to The Hague voluntarily.

  2. Tim Osborne:

    We will appeal this surprise decision by The Hague Court and have full faith that the rule of law and justice will ultimately prevail.

  3. Ilan Katz:

    Some in the military say 'let us investigate, we have nothing to hide. The moment we investigate, international law won't intrude. There will be no international inquiry and no trial in The Hague,'.

  4. Klaus Botzet:

    If we unanimously support that international law as formulated by the international tribunal in the Hague ... needs to be upheld, that’s a very strong message and will be very difficult to ignore.

  5. Klaus Botzet:

    A joint Western, a joint world opinion, matters also for Beijing, if we unanimously support that international law as formulated by the international tribunal in the Hague ... needs to be upheld, that’s a very strong message and will be very difficult to ignore.

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