interesting facts about Netherlands


interesting facts about Netherlands:

Nationality:  Dutchman

Languages: Dutch

Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant ,

Population: 16,947,904

Median Age:42.3 years

Population Growth Rate:0.41%

Birth Rate: 1.08%

Death Rate: 0.86%


Electricity Production: 98.57 billion kwh

Electricity Exports: 15.02 billion kWh

Electricity Imports :33.25 billion kWh

Telephones- Landline: 7.13 million

Telephone- Mobile Cellular:19.6 million


Airports with Paved Runways : 23


Railways:3223 km

Road Ways:138,641 km

Water Ways:6237 km

Passports Validity: Must be valid fr at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area


The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579 during the 17th century they became a leading seafaring and commercial power with settlements and colonies around the world

The Netherlands the sixth-largest economy in the European Union plays an important role as a European transportation hub with a persistently high trade surplus stable industrial relations and moderate unemployment

interesting facts about Netherlands

Facts Netherlands

  • The Netherlands was one of the first countries to have an elected parliament

  • Antoine van Leeuwenhoek was the first to observe and describe single-celled organisms with a microscope ..

  • The economy removed slowly in 2010 with an annual growth rate of 1.8% . the recovery is fore-casted to continue with an expected growth of 2% in 2011

  • In the "Netherlands" anyone aged 14 or older is obliged to carry an original and valid prove of identity

  • International court of Justice and the International Criminal Court are both situated in the Hague.

  • The International Criminal Court is also in The Hague

  • Many of the Dutch eat raw herring with onions using only their hands

  • Life expectancy is high in the Netherlands: 79 years for newborn girls and 78 for boys (2007)

  • Brick now houses in Haarlem have prominent front doors and large windows

  • The Eighty Years War between the provinces and Spain began in 1568 .

  • World famous brands were born in the Netherlands like Philips , Unilever , Cafe, Creme , Heineken

  • The Netherlands has the highest number of part-time workers in the EU

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