Facts About Netherlands



Facts About Netherlands

The Netherlands is often referred as Holland. These names are often used interchangeably to refer to the same country but according to literature Netherlands is more acceptable.

Netherlands Facts

  • Location: Netherlands is located in western Europe

  • Language: Dutch (official), Frisian (official)

  • Currency: Euros (EUR)

  • Population: 16,847,007 (July 2011 est.)

  • Land Size: 41,543 square kilometers

  • Capital: Amsterdam

  • Borders: Belgium and Germany

  • Bordering Body of Water: The North Sea

  • Industries: Metal and engineering products, electrical machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum, construction, microelectronics, fishing

  • Agriculture: Grains, potatoes, sugar beets, fruits, vegetables; livestock

  • Land divisions: Amsterdam has 12 provinces and 3 dependent areas; Drenthe, Flevoland, Fryslan (Friesland), Gelderland, Groningen, Limburg, Noord-Brabant (North Brabant), Noord-Holland (North Holland), Overijssel, Utrecht, Zeeland (Zealand), Zuid-Holland (South Holland)

  • Dependent Areas: Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten

  • Major Cities: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Haag, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Tilburg, Groningen, Almere Stad, Breda, Nijmegen



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