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Netherlands

We are researching local information about Netherlands. Netherlands is a country in northwestern Europe. We will feature information that you may want to know when you enter Netherlands.

Netherlands

Location

It is a flat land facing the North Sea in northwestern Europe, with many low-lying areas. The Caribbean also has Dutch territory.

Land

About 41,000km2

Capital (approximate population)

Amsterdam (1.38 million)

Business related cities other than Amsterdam (approximate population)

Rotterdam (1.16 million)The Hague (660,000)Utrecht (490,000)など

Population

About 17.42 million

Ethnic Groups

77.4% Dutch, 9.9% Other whites, 2.3% Turkish, 2.3% Moroccan, etc.

Language

Dutch is the official language.

Religion

51% Non-religious, 24% Catholic, 15% Protestant, 5% Islam, 6% Other

Culture

Many years of international trade and inquisition have fostered a diverse, forgiving and free culture.

Education

There are compulsory education mainly up to the age of 16, secondary education (high school education), and university education. He is known for his flexible education.

Outline of modern history in Netherlands

1815 The Netherlands is established
1839 Belgium Independence approved
1914-18 Neutral in World War I
1939-45 Second World War
1940 German occupation
1945 Dutch liberation
1949 Indonesia Independence
1949 Join NATO
1952 Become a founding member of the European Coal and Steel Community
1975 Suriname becomes independent
2002 Euro is home currency

Politics

Parliamentary democracy constitutional monarchy. Parliament, the legislature, is bicameral. The monarch is head of state. The administrative duties are performed by the Prime Minister.

GDP per capita

$ 53,016 (2019)

Economy

The Netherlands has a high degree of economic freedom and shipping, fishing, agriculture, trade and banking are the main industries.

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