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Country Netherlands


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Region Western Europe
Area (sq km) 41,543
Border Belgium, Germany
Population 16,947,904
Nationality Dutchman, Dutchwoman
Ethnicity Dutch 80.7%, other European 5%, Indonesian 2.4%, Turkish 2.2%, Surinamese 2%, Moroccan 2%, Caribbean 0.8%, other 4.8%
Religion Roman Catholic 30%, Protestant 20%, Muslim 5.8%, other 2.2%, none 42%
Language Dutch, Frisian
Literacy 99%
Government Constitutional Monarchy
Capital Amsterdam
Leader King Willem-Alexander (since April 30, 2013); Prime Minister Mark Rutte (since October 14, 2010); Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher (since November 5, 2012)
Currency Euro (EUR)
Independence Day 1579 (from Spain when the northern provinces of the Low Country concluded the Union of Utrecht, but it was not until 1648 that Spain recognized their independence)
National Holiday Queen's Day (April 30, for the birthday of Queen-Mother Juliana, born in 1909, and her oldest daughter Beatrix's accession to the throne in 1980)
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