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Netherlands

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Background[1]

Located in Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between Belgium and Germany. 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. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EEC (now the EU), and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999.

Population[1]
16,570,613
Climate[1]

temperate; marine; cool summers and mild winters

Languages[1]
  • Dutch (official)
  • Frisian (official)
Infant Mortality Rate[1]
4.88
Per Capita Health Expenditure[2]
2,298.00

More Information

Sources

  1. CIA World Factbook
  2. WHO Global Health Atlas

      
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