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Netherlands FlagNetherlands

I Shall Stand Fast.



Population: 16,847,007 (2011)
Land Area: 41,526 sq km
Natural Resources: Natural gas, petroleum, peat, limestone, salt, sand and gravel, arable land
Capital: Amsterdam
Political System: Constitutional Monarchy
State Leader: Queen Beatrix (1980)
Head of Government: Mark Rutte (2010)
Languages: Dutch, Frisian
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 30%, Dutch Reformed 11%, Calvinist 6%, Other Protestant 3%, Muslim 5.8%, Other 2.2%, None 42%
Major Ethnicities: Dutch 80.4%, Other 19.6%
Life Expectancy: 79.68 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 770.3 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 680.4 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 40,500 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 1.7% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 2.6%, Industry 24.9%, Services 72.4% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 2%, Industry 18%, Services 80% (2005)
Industries: Agro industries, metal and engineering products, electrical machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum, construction, microelectronics, fishing
Agriculture Products: Grains, potatoes, sugar beets, fruits, vegetables; livestock
Human Development Index: 0.910 (3rd)
Tourism Revenue: 7.7 billion (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 5.5% (2010)

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Army Size: 53 130 (2004)
Budget: 1.6% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation


The Netherlands are located in Western Europe. The Netherlands are bordered by Belgium and Germany. The Netherlands' economy is very advanced and includes many large multinational companies such as: Royal Dutch Shell, Philips, Unilever and Heineken. The government controls inflation at a very low level and unemployment is also very low.

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CIA World Factbook: Netherlands
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: Netherlands

Updated on: December 26, 2011