Total Population (million): 16.381138
Annual growth rate: 0.464%
Urban population: 80.2%
Ethnic Origins: Dutch 81%, (Western 8%, Non-Western 9% - Turks 2,2%,
Moroccans 2%, Surinamese 2%, Antilles & Aruba 0,8%, other
Official Language: Official languages: Dutch and Frisian.
Other languages spoken: Commercial languages: English, German and
Spanish. In the Netherlands, the official language is Dutch. However,
it is important to note the growing use of English, German and
Spanish in business.
Business language: The majority of the population speaks English,
which is the most used language in trade.
Religion: Roman Catholic 31%, Dutch Reformed 13%, Calvinist 7%,
Muslim 5.5%, other 2.5%, none 41% (2002).
Area: 41530 kmÂ²
Type of State: A constitutional monarchy based on parliamentary
Type of economy: High-income economy, OECD member
An economy which is heavily based on foreign trade; third largest
world exporter of agricultural and market gardening products.
To call from Netherlands, dial 00
To call in Netherlands, dial 31
Internet suffix: .nl
Telephone lines: 49
Internet users: 89.22
Access to electricity: n.c.