Netherlands

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Capital
Area
Currency
Amsterdam
42,531 km 2
Euro (EUR)

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Introduction

The Netherlands is known as Holland. It is located in Western Europe and is neighbored by Germany and Belgium. The nation is divided into 12 provinces and it has two official languages, namely Dutch and West Frisian. Interestingly, there is also English as a secondary official language in the Caribbean Netherlands. The Netherland's largest city and at the same time the capital of the nation is Amsterdam. 

Economy

The Netherlands is one of the most powerful economies in the region. In European Union, they are ranked 6th after Poland and behind Belgium with a GDP of $1.03 trillion. These are data from 2019 and they take into account the Purchasing Power Parity.  It is important to note that in spite of being only sixth in the general GDP, we need to remember about a very small population. As a result, they have the GDP per capita at the level of $59,500, which is over 20% higher than the average in the EU. Because of that, they are fourth in this respect.

Population

According to World Bank Data, the estimated population of the Netherlands in 2019 was 17.5 million. As a result, it is the 7th most populated nation in the EU. 

Gross domestic product (GDP, GDP PPP)

Gross domestic product (GDP)

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Gross domestic product growth rate

Gross domestic product per capita

Gross domestic product (PPP)

Gross domestic product (PPP) per capita

International trade (Export, Import)

External balance on goods and services

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External balance on goods and services (% of GDP)

Exports of goods and services (current US$)

Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Imports of goods and services (current US$)

Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Employment by sector, Unemployment

Unemployment (% of total labor force)

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Employment in agriculture (% of total employment)

Employment in industry (% of total employment)

Employment in services (% of total employment)

Vulnerable employment (% of total employment)