Netherlands Fast Facts

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  • Name: Netherlands
    (long form) Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Capital City: Amsterdam (780,152 pop.)
    (2,158,592 metro)
  • Netherlands Population: 16,805,037 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Euro
    (conversion rates)

    Twenty Euros
  • Ethnicity: Dutch 80.7%, EU 5%, Indonesian 2.4%, Turkish 2.2%, Surinamese 2%, Moroccan 2%, Caribbean 0.8%, other 4.8% (2008 est.)
  • Holidays
  • GDP total: $709.5 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $42,300 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Dutch (official), Frisian (official)
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Tilburg, Groningen, Breda, Apeldoorn, Nijmegen
  • Name: Netherlands comes from the Dutch word Nederland, which means "lower land."
  • National Day: April 30, Queen's Day

    It celebrates the birthday of the former Queen Juliana and is one of the largest, most vibrant celebrations on the Dutch calendar. Flags fly, music pumps and millions take to the streets for a national celebration.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 30%, Dutch Reformed 11%, Calvinist 6%, other Protestant 3%, Muslim 5.8%, other 2.2%, none 42% (2006)
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Netherlands Photographs

amsterdam building

Colorful Building, Amsterdam

Most popular Cities in Netherlands

Almere Stad, Amersfoort, Apeldoorn, Arnhem, Enschede, Groningen, Maastricht, Nijmegen, Utrecht, Zwolle