Why is the Dutch motto in French?

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Why is the Dutch motto in French?

Because it was the motto of the House of Orange in southern France (and is still the motto of the city) thus when William I, prince of Orange-Nassau became king of the Netherlands, he kept it on his new coat of arms.

Q. Why is the lion the national animal of the Netherlands?

The Lion was part of the crest of arms of the house of Nassau since the 12th century. … As a result, the Dutch Lion became one of the symbols of Dutch resilience and independence, and it was adopted in many places, as part of coat of arms, or as decoration.

Q. What does Je Maintiendrai mean?

I will maintain

Q. What does the Dutch Lion mean?

The lion, as representing the Burgundian Netherlands, first appears as a crest on the tomb of Philip the Handsome. Later Charles V added the sword. The arrows were used, on coins etc., since the early 16th century to represent the Seventeen Provinces in the low countries under control of Charles V.

Q. Are there lions in Netherlands?

The Lion or the Asiatic Lion is the official national animal of Netherlands.

Q. What is the most dangerous animal in the Netherlands?


Q. What is the most common animal in the Netherlands?

Mice, rats, birds and fish are the most commonly used animals, together accounting for over 90% of all procedures – this is similar to previous years and the figures found in many other EU countries. Dogs, cats and primates together account for less than 0.

Q. What is the Dutch national animal?


Q. What is the motto of the Netherlands?

Je Maintiendrai

Q. What is the national bird of the Netherlands?

black-tailed godwit

Q. What country is the beaver the national emblem?

emblem of Canada

Q. Does Canada have a national flower?

Official national flower for Canada – Bunchberry is the choice.

Q. What do the 11 points on the Canadian flag mean?

approved red and white as Canada’s official colours in the proclamation of the royal arms of Canada in 1921. … The 11 points of the maple leaf do not stand for the territories or provinces like e.g. the stars in the flag of the USA. On older flags the maple leaf has 13 or even 15 points.

Q. What is Canada’s oldest city?

What is the Oldest City in Canada?

Rank City (Over 100,000 pop) Year of Founding
1 St. John’s 1497
2 Quebec City 1608
3 Trois-Rivières 1634
4 Montreal 1642

Q. Can you fly an American flag in Canada?

I have no problem with an American flag, or any other flag, being flown in Canada as long as the Canadian flag is flown along with it. … Large hotels all around the world often fly flags of many countries; it is not just a Canadian thing.

Q. Does the queen own my land?

No. There are crown estates and duchy land – which ultimately belongs to the crown as well as the tidal areas of coastland, all highways up to the surrounding land, and certain public buildings. These may be exploited but not owned by others. Most other land is owned by individuals or corporate bodies.

Q. Does Prince Harry get a salary?

Prior to Harry and Meghan becoming financially independent, the wealth-tracking site celebritynetworth.com estimates that Prince Harry was worth $40 million, a sum he’s accumulated from funds left in trust to him by his mother, Princess Diana, an inheritance from the Queen Mother (that reportedly included her jewels), …

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