The Hague (Dutch: Den Haag). The Hague is one of the largest cities in the Netherlands and it is the capital of South Holland province. It is also one of the five constituent parts of the Randstad metropolitan area - the other being Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Almere and Utrecht. Its name can be translated into English as "the private territory that is owned by the count". The Hague was found in 1230 and it is now a large city with about 500 000 of inhabitants and a territory of about 100 km2. Although The Hague does not bear the status of the capital of the Netherlands, it is actually the home of the Dutch government and the parliament of the Netherlands - States-General - also resides here. The Supreme Court, the Council of State, all national ministries and even all foreign embassies are situated in the city. Moreover, the Hague is the place of permanent residence of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. The Hague is considered to be the Legal Capital of the World and the International City of Peace and Justice. More than 150 international organizations are located in the Hague: Eurojust, European Police Office, International Court of Justice, International Criminal Court, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Permanent Court of Arbitration, etc.