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Netherlands

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.)

Religion

  • Roman Catholic 28%
  • Protestant 19% (includes Dutch Reformed 9%, Protestant Church of The Netherlands, 7%, Calvinist 3%)
  • Other 11% (includes about 5% Muslim and lesser numbers of Hindu, Buddhist, Jehovah’s Witness, and Orthodox)
  • None 42%

Economic Overview

  • GDP: $722.3 billion (2013 est.)
  • Agriculture Products: grains, potatoes, sugar beets, fruits, vegetables; livestock
  • Industries: agroindustries, metal and engineering products, electrical machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum, construction, microelectronics, fishing
  • Total Labor Force:7.939 million (2013 est.)
    • Agriculture: 2.3%
    • Industry: 18.8%
    • Services: 78.9%
  • Unemployment Rate: 8.3% (2013 est.)

Location

Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between Belgium and Germany

Population

16,877,351

Government Type

Constitutional Monarchy

Climate

temperate; marine; cool summers and mild winters