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Netherlands

(Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Kingdom of the Netherlands))

Capital of the Netherlands: Amsterdam

Population (Estimated July 2012): 16,730,632

Area: 41,543km2 or 16,040mi2

Currency: Euro (€)

Official Language: Dutch

Political Information: Constitutional Monarchy and Parliamentary Democracy

Official Religion: No Official Religion (approximately 42% of the population have no religion, 30% are Roman Catholic, 20% are Protestant, 5.8% are Muslim and 2.2% have other religious beliefs).

Highest Point: Vaalserberg hill at 322m or 1,059ft

 

GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011) $858.3 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States) 

(Estimated 2011): $705.7 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011)

$42,300 (US$) or (GBP)

 

Time Zone (GMT/UTC): +1:00

 

Counties/Provinces/States: 12 provinces (provincies, singular – provincie); Drenthe, Flevoland, Fryslan (Friesland), Gelderland, Groningen, Limburg, Noord-Brabant (North Brabant), Noord-Holland (North Holland), Overijssel, Utrecht, Zeeland (Zealand), Zuid-Holland (South Holland)

Leaders: King WILLEM-ALEXANDER (since 30 April 2013); Heir Apparent Princess Catharina-Amalia (since 30 April 2013) with  Prime Minister Mark RUTTE (since 14 October 2010; Deputy Prime Ministers (since 26 October 2017) .

Sources: CIA World Fact Book, Encyclopaedia Britannica.