Area: 41,863 sq km (16,163 sq ml).
Population: 15,487,000 sq km (16,163 sq ml)
Currency: 1 Guilder (Florin) = 100 Cents.
Religions: Roman Catholic 36% Non-Religous 32.6% Reformed Church 21.8%.
Ethnic Groups: Dutch 96% Turkish 1% Others 3%.
|A European country on the North
Sea. I it also known as the Netherlands.
Bounded by Germany on the east and Belgium on the south, the Netherlands is built up of sediment brought by the Rhine, Meuse, and other rivers. Everywhere except for the extreme southern corner, is low and flat, mush of the land being below sea level. The coast, partly protected by a chain of sandbanks, has several estuaries and a large lagoon, the Ijsselmeer, partly reclaimed from the Zuilder Zee. The sediment is rich and supports a great variety of horticulture and livestock farming. Inland, however, there are peat bogs and patches of heath, forested to keep the sand in place. The climate is temperate maritime, although gales and heavy fogs ae not unknown.
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