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Netherlands
Nederland (Dutch)
Banner Coat o airms
Motto: "Je maintiendrai" (French)
"Ik zal handhaven" (Dutch)
"I will uphauld"[a]
Anthem: "Wilhelmus" (Dutch)
"'William"
Location o the  European Netherlands  (dark green)– on the European continent  (green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (green)
Location o the  European Netherlands  (dark green)

– on the European continent  (green & dark grey)
– in the European Union  (green)

Location o the  Dutch special municipalities  (green)
Location o the  Dutch special municipalities  (green)
Caipital Amsterdam[b]
52°22′N 4°53′E / 52.367°N 4.883°E / 52.367; 4.883
Lairgest ceety capital
Offeecial leids
  •  • Naitional
  •  • Regional
Recognised
regional leids
Limburgish, Dutch Law Saxon[c]
Ethnic groups (2015[1])
Demonym Dutch
Sovereign state  Kinrick o the Netherlands
Govrenment Unitary pairlamentary constitutional monarchy
 •  Monarch Willem-Alexander
 •  Prime Meenister Mark Rutte
Legislature States General
 •  Upper hoose Senate
 •  Lawer hoose Hoose o Representatives
Unthirldom frae Spaingie Empire
 •  Proclaimed 26 Julie 1581 
 •  Recognised 30 Januar 1648 
 •  Kinrick established 16 Mairch 1815 
 •  Constituent kintra 15 December 1954 
Aurie
 •  Tot 41,543 km2 (134t)
16,033 sq mi
 •  Watter (%) 18.41
Population
 •  2016 estimate 17,000,059[2] (65th)
 •  Density 408.1/km2 (30t)
1,057/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
 •  Tot $856.265 billion[3] (17th)
 •  Per capita $50,339 (15t)
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
 •  Total $762.521 billion[3] (17t)
 •  Per capita $44,828 (15t)
Gini (2014) negative increase 26.2[4]
low · 9t
HDI (2014) Increase 0.922[5]
very heich · 5t
Siller
Time zone CET (UTC+1)[e]
AST (UTC-4)
 •  Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
AST (UTC-4)
Date format dd-mm-yyyy
Drives on the right
Cawin code
ISO 3166 code NL
Internet TLD .nl, .bq[g]
a. ^ The offeecial motto is in French. The leeteral translation intae Scots is "I will maintain"; a better translation, houever, is "I will hauld firm" or "I will uphauld" (namely, the integrity an unthirldom o the territory).[oreeginal research?]
b. ^ While Amsterdam is the constitutional caipital, The Hague is the seat o the govrenment.
c. ^ Wast Frisie (Friesland),[6] Papiamento (Bonaire)[7] an Inglis (Sint Eustatius an Saba)[7] hae a formal status in certain parts o the kintra. Dutch Law Saxon an Limburgish are recognised as regional leids bi the European Chairter for Regional or Minority Leids.
d. ^ The euro is uised in the European Netherlands an replaced the Dutch guilder in 2002. The US dollar is used in the Caribbean Netherlands an replaced the Netherlands Antillean guilder in 2011.[8]
e. ^ CET an CEST are uised in the European Netherlands, an AST is uised in the Caribbean Netherlands.
f. ^ 599 wis the kintra code designatit for the nou dissolved Netherlands Antilles. The Caribbean Netherlands still uise 599–7 (Bonaire), 599–3 (Sint Eustatius) an 599–4 (Saba).
g. ^ .nl is the common internet tap level domain name for the Netherlands. The .eu domain is an aa used, as it is shared wi ither European Union member states. .bq is designatit, but nae in uise, for the Caribbean Netherlands.

The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland) is pairt o the Kinrick o the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden) alang wi the Aruba, Curaçao, an Sint Martin. It is locate in North-Wastren Europe an is laund mairched wi Germany an Belgium. It haes a coast line alang the German Ocean.

It haes gien alot o important penters an airtists throu-oot history, for ensaumple:

Auncient time[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Netherlands in 5500 afore Christ

The Netherlands haes been bade in sin the last glaciation; the auldest ruins date frae 100,000 year aby, whan the kintra's climate wis tundra an humid vegetation.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Official CBS website containing all Dutch demographic statistics. Cbs.nl. Retrieved on 30 October 2014.
  2. "Population counter". Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek. 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Netherlands". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved April 2016. 
  4. "Gini coefficient of equivalised disposable income (source: SILC)". Eurostat Data Explorer. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 
  5. "2015 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  6. "Wet gebruik Friese taal in het rechtsverkeer" (in Dutch). wetten.nl. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Invoeringswet openbare lichamen Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba" (in Dutch). wetten.nl. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  8. "Wet geldstelsel BES". Dutch government. 30 September 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2014.