Population of main metropolitan areas:
Amsterdam (1,114,800); Rotterdam (829,900); The Hague (803,900); Utrecht (382,600); Eindhoven (298,800); Leiden (270,300); Dordrecht (221,300); Groningen (213,700); Tilburg (213,100); Haarlem (204,600)
The population is comprised of over
76% of people of Dutch origin, around 9% of other Western origin and around 15% of Non-Western descent (Turks, Moroccans, Surinamese, etc.). (Statistics Netherlands)
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.
The majority of the population speaks English, which is the most used language in trade.
Roman Catholic 28%, Protestants 19%, Muslim 5%, other 6%, none 42% (2015).
It is %T:%M %A In Amsterdam, Rotterdam
Exchange Rate on
National Currency: Euro (EUR)
Type of State:
The Netherlands are a constitutional monarchy based on parliamentary democracy.
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.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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To call the Netherlands, dial +31
91.2 per 100 Inhabitants
42.4 per 100 Inhabitants
93.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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