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Country (long form)
Kingdom of the Netherlands
Capital
Amsterdam; The Hague is the seat of government
Total Area
16,035.59 sq mi
41,532.00 sq km
Population
15,892,237 (July 2000 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050
16,721,036
Languages
Dutch
Literacy
99% total, N/A% male, N/A% female (1979 est.)
Religions
Roman Catholic 34%, Protestant 25%, Muslim 3%, other 2%, unaffiliated 36% (1991)
Life Expectancy
75.4 male, 81.28 female (2000 est.)
Government Type
constitutional monarchy
Currency
1 Netherlands guilder, gulden, or florin (f.) = 100 cents
GDP (per capita)
$23,100 (1999 est.)
Labor Force (by occupation)
services 73%, industry 23%, agriculture 4% (1998 est.)
Industry
agroindustries, metal and engineering products, electrical machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum, construction, microelectronics, fishing
Agriculture
grains, potatoes, sugar beets, fruits, vegetables; livestock
Arable Land
25%
Exports
machinery and equipment, chemicals, fuels; foodstuffs
Imports
machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, fuels; foodstuffs, clothing
Natural Resources
natural gas, petroleum, arable land
Current Environmental 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
Telephones (main lines in use)
8.431 million (1996)
Telephones (mobile cellular)
1.016 million (1996)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
70 (1999)