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The Netherlands is a small and densely populated country in northwestern Europe. The country is about the size of Switzerland. The capital is Amsterdam, the seat of government is in The Hague. Holland is a part of the Netherlands, a region in the west. It is a very flat country, criss-crossed by canals, rivers and lakes. Around a quarter of the country’s area is below sea level. Much of the land was wrested from the sea through dikes and drainage. The Netherlands borders the North Sea in the north and west. The country has a temperate maritime climate with warm summers and mild winters.

The Netherlands is a constitutional monarchy. A queen or a king is the head of state, but the political decisions are made by parliament. In the 17th century, the Netherlands was one of the most important colonial powers in the world. Today people from more than 180 nations live in the country. The West Frisians are at home in the north of the Netherlands, in the province of Friesland (Fryslân). The West Frisians are recognized as a national minority. They are assured of the protection of their language and culture. The country is prosperous and technologically advanced. It has a strong economy with powerful companies. The people in the Netherlands live with and from the water. So the waterways also serve as a transport route. With Rotterdam the Netherlands has one of the largest seaports in the world. The country is known for its cheese, colorful tulips and windmills.

The Netherlands belongs to the Benelux countries and is a founding member of NATO and the European Union. According to COUNTRYAAH, Netherlands is a nation in Western Europe, the capital city of which is Amsterdam. The latest population of Netherlands is 17,134,883. MYSTERYAROUND: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Netherlands, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.
Geography
The Netherlands are in Western Europe. They border the North Sea to the west and north, Germany to the east and Belgium to the south. The Netherlands is a very flat country. The coast is rich in bays and protected against storm surges by dykesand natural dunes. Around a quarter of the country is below sea level. Numerous trenches and canals crisscross the country. They ensure the drainage of the soil and the extraction of new land (polder). In the 17th century, windmills were mainly used to pump the water out of the polders. This work is now done by electric pumps.

The largest rivers are Meuse, Rhine and Scheldt. The inland waters make up around a sixth of the country’s area. The IJsselmeer is the largest lake in the Netherlands. Off the Dutch coast, the Wadden Sea, which run along the island chain of the West Frisian Islands (located Frisian Islands). They serve as a nesting place for numerous birds. Seals, gray seals and porpoises can also be seen here. In the Middle Ages, the Netherlands was still covered with thick forests. Today only about 10% of the country’s area is forested. Typical forest animals are foxes, deer and wild boars. The highest point in the Netherlands is in the triangle on the border with Belgium and Germany. It is the Vaalserberg with 322 meters.

The country has a temperate maritime climate. Summers are warm but not particularly hot, and winters are mild. Winds blow mostly from the west all year round. The Caribbean islands of the Netherlands have a tropical climate. It’s warm here all year round.

Netherlands Travel Facts

Based on map by DigoPaul, the Netherlands is one of the four autonomous countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European country borders Germany & Belgium and has a long North Sea coast. The landscape is rather flat and unspectacular, but thanks to exciting cities and a lot of atmosphere, it still offers some… Read More »

Netherlands History 1994

The center-right coalition – formed by the Christian Democrats of the CDA (Christen-Democratish Appel), by the liberals of the VVD (Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie) and led by the Christian Democrat A. Van Agt – ruled the country from January 1978 to the elections in May 1981. In these consultations the CDA – born in… Read More »

Netherlands History – From 1945 to today

Queen Wilhelmina and the government, having taken refuge in London, returned to their homeland in 1945. In 1946 the Social Democratic Party merged with the left wing of the resistance movement of W. Schermerhorn and with other groups and took the name of Partij van de Arbeid (PVDA). Together with the Katholische Volkspartij (KV), it… Read More »

Netherlands 2015

Demographics and economic geography Western European state. As of 1 November 2014, the population of the Netherlands amounted, according to an estimate by the National Statistics Office, to 16,902,103 residents (16,802,463 residents, According to an estimate by UNDESA, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2014), continuing the upward trend, albeit slight, of recent… Read More »

Netherlands 2014

Machiavelli in the Republic of the United Provinces. Between the end of the 16th century. and the middle of the 18th there is a phase of intense activity of authors, translators and editors interested in the Machiavelli ‘phenomenon’. This phase coincides with the liberation from the Spanish crown, the consolidation of a republican regime and… Read More »

Netherlands 2000

Population The demographic dynamics of PB (15. 678. 000 residents, According to a UN estimate, in 1998) has experienced in recent years a gradual decline in the growth rate, due in part to a reduction in the natural growth rate (3, 5 ‰ in 1997), partly due to a contraction in the immigration flow. The… Read More »

Netherlands 1994

The Netherlands, which extend over an area of ​​33,937 km 2 (41,526 with inland waters), remain the most densely populated country in Europe (446 residents / km 2 in 1992), followed at a considerable distance by Belgium (328 residents / km 2). Over the last twenty years, the Netherlands population has increased by over 2… Read More »

Netherlands 1979

Land use has the highest percentage (34.9) assigned to permanent meadows and pastures; arable land accounts for 22%, while forests and woods account for 8.1%. Agricultural property is generally small with a prevalence of farms owning an average of 10 ha; a tenth part of the cultivated area is divided into plots of less than… Read More »

Netherlands Children’s Encyclopedia (2006)

Netherlands A plain below sea level The current idea of ​​the Netherlands – large tulip fields, windmills, dams, canals and lots of water everywhere – is not far off the mark. A country at the top of economic, social, cultural development, which has preserved many of its traditional features, ancient cities, orderly and elegant, a… Read More »

Netherlands Geopolitics (2016)

Between the mid-sixteenth and the end of the eighteenth century, the Netherlands became a major maritime power, assuming a leading position in Europe. They extended their influence through a large system of colonies which, at its peak, included the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia, Sri Lanka and some Indian colonies) and the Dutch West Indies (made… Read More »

Netherlands Defense and Security

The security and defense policy of the Netherlands is traditionally linked to US foreign policy. The country has supported the US in the Korean War, in the First Gulf War, in the mission in Iraq and in the most recent one in Afghanistan. In the summer of 2003, the Netherlands sent a contingent of 1,600… Read More »

Netherlands Geology

Netherlands State of ‘ Europe West, the western end of the Lowland Germanicus. It overlooks the North Sea and includes the mouths of the Rhine, Meuse and Scheldt. The territory, constantly evolving in the incessant struggle to gain ground to the waters, has a roughly quadrangular shape: the northern and western sides are formed by… Read More »

Netherlands Geography

THE DRIED UP TERRITORIES. – The cordon of the coastal dunes was divided and largely surpassed by the sea in historical times: therefore, the surfaces periodically flooded by marine waters (wadden) were very extensive. The work of man, initially with a purely defensive character, was undertaken through the erection of large embankments (terpen) that the… Read More »

Netherlands Economy

The Netherlands is among the top twenty countries in the world economy for its size and GDP per capita. According to recent government studies, the internal distribution of wealth would be among the most unfair in Europe: 10% of the population would in fact hold 61% of the wealth (a figure far from that of… Read More »

Netherlands Society

Population and society The history of the Netherlands, urban architecture, agriculture and the fate of the Dutch population are closely linked to the morphology of the territory and the delicate balance between land and sea that distinguishes it. 25% of the surface of the Dutch territory is below sea level, while 50% is less than… Read More »

Netherlands Music Part II

The Dutch music scene of the first half of the 20th century was dominated by a group of composers who promoted an effective work of renewal of the national tradition. Particularly noteworthy was the activity of S. Dresden (1881-1957), of H. Andriessen (1892-1981) and, above all, of W. Pijper (1894-1947), as regards both the composition… Read More »

Netherlands Music

Of the Flemish masters who in the 15th and 16th centuries. they left a fundamental imprint in the history of European music, only a few were born within the borders of today’s Netherlands. Among these are the polyphonists J. Obrecht, who together with J. Ockeghem is the greatest exponent of the second Flemish period in… Read More »

Netherlands Literature 2015

Two cosmopolitan intellectuals, of transnational orientation but strong Dutch cultural roots, have confirmed themselves on the literary scene of the last decade, in Dutch and in translation: Cees Nooteboom (b.1933) and Arnon Grunberg (b.1971), both almost always travelling. A long career is celebrated in Nooteboom, of the Borgesian school. Anthologized and commented by Rüdiger Safranski… Read More »

Netherlands Literature 1979

Without a doubt in the post-war period Dutch and Flemish literature, despite the different socio-cultural realities, tend to unite, making their division increasingly artificial in the future, and aspire to rise to a European level, participating, in some cases, to international currents. In the Dutch Netherlands literature we must first of all note a notable… Read More »

Netherlands Arts 1979

During the war, Dutch painting and graphics had to slow down. On the post-war generation, the only figure who exerted a real influence is H. Werkman, a typographic artist who, under the occupation, continued to print his sheets with combinations of letters, numbers and figurative forms. In the last month of the occupation Werkman was… Read More »

Netherlands Arts

Important innovations in Dutch art occurred towards the end of the 1960s. Spontaneously formed youth political groups (Provo’s, Kabouters, Dolle Mina’s), which aspired to a reversal of the values ​​of the establishment, exerted a great influence on the artists. Happenings, performances, provocative television shows such as those produced by W. de Ridder (b. 1942) and… Read More »

Netherlands Architecture and Cinema

Architecture During the 1980s, the Netherlands witnessed the consolidation of new orientations, common to international architectural culture. The most fruitful line of current research, stimulated by widespread urban renewal operations, is based on a critical comparison with the various experiences of the past and above all with the research and experimentation of the modern and… Read More »

Netherlands Architecture 2015

Reference country of international culture for its ability to transform the territory by combining pragmatism and experimentation, even the Netherlands have suffered the recent economic crisis, registering a rethinking of strategies in the cultural field, with the downsizing of important institutions such as the Berlage Institute and the Netherlands architecture institute, and in terms of… Read More »