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Kingdom of the Netherlands

The Netherlands flag

The Netherlands is in Europe. Its capital is Amsterdam. It is at 52° 30' North, 5° 45' East. The Netherlands has an area of 41,526 square kilometres (16,033 square miles). The population is 16,847,007. This population is from a 2011 estimate.

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For currency they use the Euro. The inflation in 2009 was 1.2%. The economy link (above) goes to a page that lists their commodities and trading partners.


The Hague is the Seat of Government for The Netherlands. It is the home of the royal family. Much of the national government is also in The Hague. Recently, the government has been moving government offices out to more remote provinces.


In the year 2003, the literacy rate was 99%. This definition of literacy is portion of the population over 15 years of age, that can read and write.


People here speak Dutch. Religions beliefs here include Calvinist, Dutch Reformed, Muslim, other, Protestant, and Roman Catholic.

Time Zone

It is in the Central European (GMT + 1) time zone.


There are terminals for airplanes.

Administrative Divisions


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