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.
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.
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Road type Length (2018) Highway 3,047 km Provincial way 6,536 km Water board road 6,957 km Municipal road 119,567 km Total road length 139,691 km According to wholevehicles, the Dutch road network is particularly dense, as a result of the high population density. The road network is numbered from 1 to 999 in one nationwide… Read More »
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Basic data Capital Amsterdam Population 17.62 million Language The official language is Dutch, English is widely spoken Religion No religion (54%), Catholic (20%), Protestant (15%) State system constitutional monarchy Head of State King Willem-Alexander Head of government Mark Rutte Currency name Euro (EUR) Travel Time shift 0 o’clock Economy 2021 Nominal GDP (billion USD) 1,127.00… Read More »
Basic information about the territory Subchapters: System of governance and political tendencies in the country Foreign policy of the country Population The system of governance and political tendencies in the country Name of the country: Kingdom of the Netherlands / Koninkrijk der Nederlanden In the last parliamentary elections held in the Netherlands in March 2021,… Read More »
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 great highlights as a travel… Read More »
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 »
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 »
Before 1579 Before 1579, when with the Union of Utrecht the republic of the United Provinces of the Netherlands arose, the events of the territory constituting the current kingdom were linked to those of Belgium: both territories were designated in the Late Middle Ages with the common name of Flanders or, in a broad sense,… Read More »
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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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