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Netherlands - Facts and Information

Short Name: Netherlands

Long Name: Kingdom of the Netherlands

Short Name (local): Nederlanden

Long Name (local): Koninkrijk der Nederlanden

Member of European Union: Yes, 1957

International Dialing Code: +31

Capital City: Amsterdam; The Hague is the seat of government

National Tourist Office: Netherlands Board of Tourism

Foreign Embassies in the Netherlands: Australia | Canada | U.K. | U.S.

Embassies and Visa Information: In Australia | In Canada | In the U.K. | In the U.S.

Dependent Areas: Aruba, Netherlands Antilles

Nationality: Noun - Dutchman(men), Dutchwoman(women), Adjective - Dutch

Government Type: Constitutional monarchy

Ethnic Groups: Dutch 83%, other 17% (of which 9% are non-Western origin mainly Turks, Moroccans, Antilleans, Surinamese and Indonesians) (1999 est.)

Religions: Roman Catholic 31%, Protestant 21%, Muslim 4.4%, other 3.6%, unaffiliated 40% (1998)

Languages: Dutch (official language), Frisian (official language)

Monetary Unit: 1 Euro = 100 cents

Area: 41,526 sq km - slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey

Climate: Temperate; marine; cool summers and mild winters

Population: 16,318,199 (July 2004 est.)

Sex Ratio: 0.98 male(s)/female (2004 est.)

Median Age: 38.7 years, male 37.9 years, female 39.6 years (2004 est.)

Life Expectancy: 78.68 years, male 76.15 years, female 81.34 years (2004 est.)

Population Growth Rate: 0.57% (2004 est.)

Net Migration Rate: 2.91 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Unemployment Rate: 5.3% (2003 est.)

Gross National Income: US$26,310 (2003, World Bank)

Export Commodities: Machinery and equipment, chemicals, fuels; foodstuffs

Export Partners: Germany 25.3%, Belgium 12.6%, France 10.2%, UK 10.1%, Italy 6%, US 4.5% (2003 est.)

Import Commodities: Machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, fuels; foodstuffs, clothing

Import Partners: Germany 18.2%, Belgium 10%, US 8%, UK 7.3%, China 6.2%, France 5% (2003 est.)

Natural Resources: Natural gas, petroleum, peat, limestone, salt, sand and gravel, arable land

Public Television: NOS

Public Radio: NOS


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