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Political Map: Defined
Political Maps are designed to show governmental boundaries of countries, states, and counties. This type of map is generally vivid in color to help identify boundaries more easily. When viewing a Physical Map, the locations of major cities as well as many minor cities are found. Also included on Physical Maps are significant bodies of water such as lakes, reservoirs and rivers.
Netherlands

page last updated on September 26, 2011


Introduction :: Netherlands
Background:
 
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. In October 2010, the former Netherlands Antilles was dissolved and the three smallest islands - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba - became special municipalities in the Netherlands administrative structure. The larger islands of Sint Maarten and Curacao joined the Netherlands and Aruba as constituent countries forming the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Geography :: Netherlands
Location:
 
Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between Belgium and Germany
 
Geographic coordinates:
 
52 30 N, 5 45 E
 
Map references:
 
Europe
 
Area:
 
total: 41,543 sq km
country comparison to the world: 135
land: 33,893 sq km
water: 7,650 sq km
 
Area - comparative:
 
slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey
 
Land boundaries:
 
total: 1,027 km
border countries: Belgium 450 km, Germany 577 km
 
Coastline:
 
451 km
 
Maritime claims:
 
territorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
 
Climate:
 
temperate; marine; cool summers and mild winters
 
Terrain:
 
mostly coastal lowland and reclaimed land (polders); some hills in southeast
 
Elevation extremes:
 
lowest point: Zuidplaspolder -7 m
highest point: Mount Scenery 862 m (on the island of Saba in the Caribbean, now considered an integral part of the Netherlands following the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles)
note: the highest point on continental Netherlands is Vaalserberg at 322 m
 
Natural resources:
 
natural gas, petroleum, peat, limestone, salt, sand and gravel, arable land
 
Land use:
 
arable land: 21.96%
permanent crops: 0.77%
other: 77.27% (2005)
 
Irrigated land:
 
4,600 sq km (2008)
 
Total renewable water resources:
 
89.7 cu km (2005)
 
Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):
 
total: 8.86 cu km/yr (6%/60%/34%)
per capita: 544 cu m/yr (2001)
 
Natural hazards:
 
flooding
 
Environment - current issues:
 
water pollution in the form of heavy metals, organic compounds, and nutrients such as nitrates and phosphates; air pollution from vehicles and refining activities; acid rain
 
Environment - international agreements:
 
party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 85, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Kyoto Protocol, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
 
Geography - note:
 
located at mouths of three major European rivers (Rhine, Maas or Meuse, and Schelde)
People :: Netherlands
Population:
 
16,847,007 (July 2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 60
 
Age structure:
 
0-14 years: 17% (male 1,466,218/female 1,398,463)
15-64 years: 67.4% (male 5,732,042/female 5,624,408)
65 years and over: 15.6% (male 1,141,507/female 1,484,369) (2011 est.)
 
Median age:
 
total: 41.1 years
male: 40.3 years
female: 41.9 years (2011 est.)
 
Population growth rate:
 
0.371% (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 161
 
Birth rate:
 
10.23 births/1,000 population (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 187
 
Death rate:
 
8.85 deaths/1,000 population (July 2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 75
 
Net migration rate:
 
2.33 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 35
 
Urbanization:
 
urban population: 83% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 0.8% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
 
Major cities - population:
 
AMSTERDAM (capital) 1.044 million; Rotterdam 1.008 million; The Hague (seat of government) 629,000 (2009)
 
Sex ratio:
 
at birth: 1.052 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.76 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2011 est.)
 
Infant mortality rate:
 
total: 4.59 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 191
male: 5.08 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 4.07 deaths/1,000 live births (2011 est.)
 
Life expectancy at birth:
 
total population: 79.68 years
country comparison to the world: 35
male: 77.06 years
female: 82.44 years (2011 est.)
 
Total fertility rate:
 
1.66 children born/woman (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 173
 
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
 
0.2% (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 104
 
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
 
22,000 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 74
 
HIV/AIDS - deaths:
 
fewer than 100 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 146
 
Drinking water source:
 
improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population (2008)
 
Sanitation facility access:
 
improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population (2008)
 
Nationality:
 
noun: Dutchman(men), Dutchwoman(women)
adjective: Dutch
 
Ethnic groups:
 
Dutch 80.7%, EU 5%, Indonesian 2.4%, Turkish 2.2%, Surinamese 2%, Moroccan 2%, Caribbean 0.8%, other 4.8% (2008 est.)
 
Religions:
 
Roman Catholic 30%, Dutch Reformed 11%, Calvinist 6%, other Protestant 3%, Muslim 5.8%, other 2.2%, none 42% (2006)
 
Languages:
 
Dutch (official), Frisian (official)
 
Literacy:
 
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
 
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
 
total: 17 years
male: 17 years
female: 17 years (2008)
 
Education expenditures:
 
5.3% of GDP (2007)
country comparison to the world: 50

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