Netherlands Facts

Netherlands Facts

The Netherlands is the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is a small, densely populated country, lying mainly in Western Europe, but also includes three islands in the Caribbean. See the fact file below for more information about the Netherlands.

Capital
Amsterdam; The Hague is the seat of government

Population
16,067,754 (July 2002 est.)

Area
total: 41,526 sq km
water: 7,643 sq km
land: 33,883 sq km
slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey

Type of Government
Constitutional monarchy

Money
Euro (EUR); Netherlands guilder (NLG)

Climate
temperate; marine; cool summers and mild winters

Primary Language
Dutch

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