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The Netherlands, a country in northwestern Europe, is known for a flat landscape of canals, tulip fields, windmills and cycling routes. Amsterdam, the capital, is home to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the house where Jewish diarist Anne Frank hid during WWII. Canalside mansions and a trove of works from artists including Rembrandt and Vermeer remain from the city's 17th-century "Golden Age."

Languages: Dutch (official), Frisian (official)

Ethnic Groups: Dutch 80.7%, EU 5%, Indonesian 2.4%, Turkish 2.2%, Surinamese 2%, Moroccan 2%, Caribbean 0.8%, other 4.8%

Belief Systems: Roman Catholic 30%, Dutch Reformed 11%, Calvinist 6%, other Protestant 3%, Muslim 5.8%, other 2.2%, none 42%


Population: 16.8 million people (World Rank: 65th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 1284 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 24th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.283 %/yr (World Rank: 185th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 81 years (World Rank: 20th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 40.8 years (World Rank: 15th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of The Netherlands

The Bahamas
World Factbook

The Netherlands - General Information

Travel Info for The Netherlands

Dutch Embassy
in Washington D.C.

Dutch Government Web Sites
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