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Political Geography: Dutch Colonies

Read the name of the colony and then identify the present-day sovereign state(s) that contain its territory.

The first letter of each answer is given in the column preceding the answer.

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The end date of the colony is not necessarily the same year the colony became independent or lost territory to the sovereign state that is the answer.
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Colonial Territory
 
Present-day Sovereign State
Nederlands-Brazilië / Niew-Holland (1630-1654)
B
Brazil
Nederland-Niew-Guinea (Dutch/Netherlands New Guinea) (1949-1962)
I
Indonesia
Nederlandse kolonisatie van de Guyanas (Dutch colonies of the Guianas) (1616-1975)
B
Brazil
F
France (French Guiana)
G
Guyana
S
Suriname
Nederlandsch-Indië (Dutch/Netherlands East Indies) (1603-1949)
I
Indonesia
Gouvernement Malacca (Governorate of Dutch Malacca) (1641-1795, 1818-1825)
M
Malaysia
Dutch Mauritius (1638-1710)
M
Mauritius
Dutch Coromandel (1610-1825)
I
India
Kaapkolonie (Dutch Cape Colony) (1652-1806)
S
South Africa
Nederlandse Maagdeneilanden (Dutch Virgin Islands) (1625-1680)
U
United Kingdom (British Virgin Islands)
U
United States (U.S. Virgin Islands)
Nederlandse Bezittingen ter Kuste van Guinea (Dutch Gold Coast / Dutch Guinea) (1612-1872)
G
Ghana
Nederlands-Ceylon (Dutch Ceylon) (1640-1796)
S
Sri Lanka
Gouvernement Formosa (Governorate of Formosa) (1624-1668); Fort Noord-Holland (1663-1668)
T
Taiwan
Dutch Bengal (1627-1825)
I
India
Nederlandse-Malabar (Dutch Malabar) (1665-1795)
I
India
Niew Nederland (New Netherland) (1614-1674)
U
United States (parts of Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island)
Nova Hollandia (1674-1678)
C
Canada (parts of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec)
U
United States (part of Maine)
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