平衡區域發展 荷蘭宣布正名「the Netherlands」

    

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The government of the Netherlands will no longer call itself “Holland.” 

尼德蘭政府將不再自稱為「荷蘭」

That name is actually a nickname for the Netherlands.

這其實是該國的一個綽號。

In fact, Holland is a region that is the center of the nation’s economy. 

事實上,荷蘭是該國經濟中心的地區。

People around the world know the Netherlands as “Holland” because that region is so famous. 

因為此地區頗負盛名,世界各地的人們遂以「荷蘭」稱呼尼德蘭。

Therefore, the Dutch government also used the name “Holland” in international events.

因此,尼德蘭政府亦以「荷蘭」一名參與國際盛事。

However, they stopped this practice in January 2020. They think it’s essential for everyone to know the real name of the Netherlands. 

然而,該國於 2020 年 1 月份終止了此項慣例,他們認為讓所有人知道該國真實名稱是必要的。

The government asked all domestic schools, companies, and ministries to refer to the country by its official name. This will help Dutch people promote other parts of the country.

尼德蘭政府要求所有國內的學校、公司行號,以及政府部門以正式名稱來稱呼國家,這項作法將有助尼德蘭人民推廣國家的其他地方。

With this change, other regions can get equal consideration6 for tourism and business.

隨著這個改變,其他地區能在觀光業及商業方面獲得平等的關注。