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General overview

  • Area: 41,508 km².
  • Population (2018): 17,181,084 (density 510/km²).
  • Capital: Amsterdam; seat of the government: Den Haag.
  • Largest cities and number of inhabitants (2018): Amsterdam (854,047), Rotterdam (638,712), Den Haag (532,561), Utrecht (347,483), Eindhoven (229,126).
  • Official language: Dutch.
  • Regions: The Netherlands is made up of 12 provinces: Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe, Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland, Utrecht, Flevoland, Gelderland, Zeeland, Overijssel, Brabant and Limburg.
  • Ethnic groups (2018): 76.9% Ethnic Dutch, 23.1% various others.

Source: Statistics Netherlands, StatLine.

D 5 September 2019    AJoris Kregting

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