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The geographical location of the upper region, however, changed over time tremendously.
The Romans made a distinction between the Roman provinces of downstream Germania Inferior (nowadays part of Belgium and the Netherlands) and upstream Germania Superior (nowadays part of Germany).
; Frisian: Nederlân), also known informally as Holland, is a country in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.
It is the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, alongside with three island territories in the Caribbean (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba).
They are sometimes used in a deictic relation to a higher ground that consecutively is indicated as Upper, Boven, Oben, Superior or Haut.
In the case of the Low Countries / the Netherlands the geographical location of the lower region has been more or less downstream and near the sea.
The European portion of the Netherlands exists out of twelve provinces and borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders in the North Sea with Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
The five largest cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht (forming the Randstad megalopolis) and Eindhoven (leading the Brabantse Stedenrij).
Only Bangladesh, South Korea, and Taiwan have both a larger population and higher population density.
In 2017, the United Nations World Happiness Report ranked the Netherlands as the sixth-happiest country in the world, reflecting its high quality of life.
The Netherlands also has a generous welfare state that provides universal health care, good public education and infrastructure, and a wide range of social benefits.
However, strictly speaking this term only refers to North and South Holland, two of the nation's twelve provinces, formerly a single province and earlier the County of Holland.
This originally Frisian county emerged from the dissolved Frisian Kingdom and was – after the decline of Duchy of Brabant and County of Flanders – economically and politically the most important county in the Low Countries region.
The Dukes of Burgundy, who ruled the Low Countries in the 15th century, used the term les pays de par deçà (~ the lands over here) for the Low Countries as opposed to les pays de par delà (~ the lands over there) for their original homeland: Burgundy in present-day east-central France.