Flag of the Netherlands

Flag of the Netherlands

Facts

  • Population » 17 million
  • Language » Dutch
  • Religion » Christianity
  • Life expectancy » 80 years (men), 84 years (women)
  • The Netherlands is a founding member of the European Union, Eurozone, G10, NATO, OECD, and WTO.
  • Currency » Euro

Notes

  • The Netherlands is one of four countries making up the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The others are Aruba, Curaçao, and Sint Maarten, three West Indian island territories in the Caribbean (not normally accessible overland).
  • The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe and world’s largest port outside Asia
  • The world’s second biggest beer exporter, after Mexico

Geography

  • Area » 41,864 sq km (16,164 sq miles)
  • More than a quarter of its total area is under sea level
    • 50% is less than one metre above sea level
  • Netherlands consists of twelve provinces
  • Netherlands is located in western Europe, bordered by the North Sea to west and north, Belgium to the south and Germany to the east.
  • The Netherlands maintains maritime borders with France and the United Kingdom.

Tourism

  • Over tourism » Amsterdam
  • The Netherlands is one of the five founding states of the Schengen agreement, signed on 14 June 1985.
  • Stereotypically known for the colourful tulips, numerous windmills and delicious cheese
  • The Netherlands has given the world many of it’s most famous artists including:
    • Rembrandt
    • Vermeer
    • Van Gogh
    • Mondrian

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The National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV) maintains a national terrorism threat level for the Netherlands.

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This page was last updated on 2021.03.18 by Robert Vinet