Population of main cities including suburbs:
Amsterdam (1,000,000); Rotterdam (990,000); s-Gravenhage (620,000); Utrecht (420,000); Eindhoven (320,000).
Dutch 81%, Western 8%, Non-Western 9% (Turks 2,2%, Moroccans 2%, Surinamese 2%, Antilles & Aruba 0,8%), other non-Western 2%.
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 31%, Dutch Reformed 13%, Calvinist 7%, Muslim 5.5%, other 2.5%, none 41% (2002).
It is %T:%M %A In Amsterdam, Rotterdam
Exchange Rate on
National Currency: Euro (EUR)
Type of State:
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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91.2 per 100 Inhabitants
44.3 per 100 Inhabitants
92.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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