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Nieuw-Nederland
New Netherland
Timeline: The British Ain't Coming
Preceded by 1614-1776
Colony of the Dutch Republic
Succeeded by
Flag of Sweden Prinsenvlag
Prinsenvlag New Netherlands Seal Vector
New Netherland 'NOVI BELGII NOVAEQUE ANGLIAE NEC NON PARTIS VIRGINIAE TABULA'
New Netherland map published by Nicolaes Visscher II (1649-1702)
Capital: New Amsterdam
Language:
  official:
 
Dutch
  other languages: French, Swedish
Type of government: Colony of the Dutch Republic
Currency: Dutch rijksdaalder, Thaler, Dutch guilder

New Netherland (Dutch: Nieuw-Nederland) was a collection of 17th-century colonial provinces of the Seven United Netherlands that was located on the East Coast of North America. Its territory is composed of the entirety of the present-day United States of New Orange, spanning from the Wabash River to Isle Royale.

The colony was conceived as a private business venture to exploit the North American fur trade. During its first decades, New Netherland was settled rather slowly, partially as a result of policy mismanagement by the Dutch West India Company (WIC) and partially as a result of conflicts with Native Americans. The settlement of New Sweden encroached on its southern flank, while its northern and western borders were re-drawn after the Vermont War. The colony was disestablished following the independence of New Orange in 1776.

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