Netherlands – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Full name: Netherlands

Nationality

        noun: Dutch

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Area        total: 41,526 sq km        land: 33,883 sq km        water: 7,643 sq km

Population: 16,407,491 (July 2005 est.)

Ethnic groups
        Dutch 83%, 

        other 17% (of which 9% are non-Western origin mainly Turks, Moroccans, Antilleans, Surinamese, and Indonesians) (1999 est.)

Capital: Amsterdam, population 740,000

Largest Cities 

        Rotterdam – 600,000        Eindhoven – 200,000

        Groningen – 175,000

Official Language          Dutch (official)        Frisian (official)

Religion

        Roman Catholic 31%,         Protestant 21%,         Muslim 4.4%,        other 3.6%, unaffiliated 40% (1998)

Political system 

        Monarchy        Constitutional democracy

GDP: purchasing power parity – $481.1 billion (2004 est.)

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – $29,500 (2004 est.)

Annual growth: 1.2% (2004 est.)

GDP – composition by sector
        agriculture: 2.4%

        industry: 24.5%        services: 73.1% (2004 est.)

Inflation: 1.4% (2004 est.)

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