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Holland can refer to:

Relating to the Netherlands

  • In English (but also in Dutch), "Holland" is incorrectly used as a name for the whole of The Netherlands. Holland refers to a former province of the Netherlands, now split into Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland. The incorrect use of Holland is reinforced by the Dutch Tourist Board (VVV) who refer to The Netherlands as Holland in its English Language Literature and on their main website,

Historically it can refer to:

  • The County of Holland, a county in the Holy Roman Empire factually until 1581, formally until 1795
  • The Dutch Republic or Republic of the Seven United Provinces, an independent aristocratic Republic from 1579/1581 until 1795, frequently called simply "Holland" in literature
  • The Kingdom of Holland, a French vassal state covering roughly the area of the Netherlands during the Napoleonic era (1806-1810)

It may also refer to:




United Kingdom

United States




Submarines and ships

A range of prototype and commissioned submarines were designed and built by, or named for, John Philip Holland. The prototypes were designated using the Roman numerals (I–VI). It should be noted that the Holland VI prototype became the USS Holland, the first US Navy submarine. The British Royal Navy submarines based on designs by Holland were designated using the Arabic numerals (1–6).

Prototype submarines

Commissioned submarines and ships

  • USS Holland (SS-1) (1900–1913) – in origin, this craft was launched in 1897 as the Holland VI prototype, and was given the USS Holland designation after it was commissioned in 1900 by the US Navy as its first submarine




English titles of nobility

Other uses

See also

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

There is more than one meaning of Holland discussed in the 1911 Encyclopedia. We are planning to let all links go to the correct meaning directly, but for now you will have to search it out from the list below by yourself. If you want to change the link that led you here yourself, it would be appreciated.


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