The province of Noord-Brabant wants to change its name to Brabant, the Telegraaf reports on Friday.
The D66 liberal democrats on the provincial council have entered a motion for the name change.
Noord-Brabant is the official name of the province, but since 2001 the name Brabant has been in unofficial use.
A recent survey by Ipsos showed that 52% of the people living in the province think of themselves as Brabanters, while 14% consider themselves Noord-Brabanters.
‘The name change would make us more self-confident in moving towards Europe and the rest of the world,’ a D66 spokesman told the Telegraaf.
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