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Netherlands profile - Facts

  • 10 March 2015
  • From the section Europe
Portrait of the artist Rembrandt
Rembrandt: Greatest artist of the Dutch school
  • Full name: The Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Population: 16.7 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Amsterdam; seat of government: the Hague
  • Area: 41,864 sq km (16,164 sq miles)
  • Major language: Dutch
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 79 years (men), 83 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 euro = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Metal manufacturing, chemicals, foodstuffs
  • GNI per capita: US $51,060 (World Bank, 2013)
  • Internet domain: .nl
  • International dialling code: +31