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  1. › wiki › NetherlandsNetherlands - Wikipedia

    Netherlands literally means "lower countries" in reference to its low elevation and flat topography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding 1 m (3.3 ft) above sea level, and nearly 26% falling below sea level. Most of the areas below sea level, known as polders, are the result of land reclamation that began in the 14th century.

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    "The Netherlands" means "the low lands". The land only rises, on average, 1 meter above sea level. One third of the land is below sea level. The Netherlands is also - incorrectly - referred to as Holland. Holland was a very rich area (two provinces) in the western part of the Netherlands, thus causing people to be mistaken. Some people who do not l...

    At the end of the Middle Ages the dukes of Burgundy, a country that is now part of France, united seventeen areas. Those areas were called the Netherlands. When the daughter of a duke married Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor in 1477, the Netherlands became part of Spain. In the 16th century many Dutch people became Protestant. The king of Spain did...

    The Netherlands is a constitutional monarchy. That means the country has a king, but the real power is in the hands of a parliament, chosen by the Dutch people. All Dutch people at least 18 years old or older are allowed to vote. The Dutch parliament consists of two chambers: the Second Chamber (Dutch: Tweede Kamer, this is the House of Representat...

    In fact a large part of the Netherlands was created by the sand that came from the many rivers flowing through it. Notable Dutch rivers are the Rhine, the Maas, the IJssel and the Scelt. A large part of the Netherlands is below sea level. This is because the Dutch have made many lakes and parts of the sea dry, creating polders. Therefore, there is ...

    The Netherlands is a small country, but many people live there. It is one of the most densely populatedcountries of the world. Most people in the Netherlands speak Dutch. In Friesland, about 200,000 people speak Frisian. Frisian is the language with the most similarities to English. Some Dutch people speak dialects. The Saxon dialects spoken in the...

    Nederlandse Spoorwegen (English: Dutch Railways) or NS is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. The rail infrastructure is maintained by network manager ProRail, which was split from NS in 2003. Freight services, formerly operated by NS Cargo, merged with the DB Schenkergroup in 2000. NS runs 4,800 scheduled trains daily. In addit...

  2. The Kingdom of the Netherlands has land borders with Belgium, Germany (both in the European Netherlands), and France (on Saint Martin ). About one quarter of the Netherlands lies below sea level, as much land has been reclaimed from the sea. Dikes were erected to protect the land from flooding.

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  3. History of the Netherlands. The history of the Netherlands is a history of seafaring people thriving in the lowland river delta on the North Sea in northwestern Europe. Records begin with the four centuries during which the region formed a militarized border zone of the Roman Empire.

  4. As of December 31, 2020 the Netherlands has a population of 17,474,677. [1] Between 1900 and 1950 the population doubled from 5.1 to 10.2 million people. From 1951 to 2000 the population increased from 10.0 to 15.9 million people, increasing by a smaller proportion. [2] Population density per province in 2006.

    • 9.8 births/1,000 (161st)
    • 0.29% (155th)
    • 424 per km² (16th)
    • 17,682,000 (1 January 2022) (67th)
  5. › wiki › NederlandNederland - Wikipedia

    Nederland - Wikipedia 51° 55′ NB, 5° 34′ OL Nederland Zie Nederland (doorverwijspagina) voor andere betekenissen van Nederland. Nederland is een van de landen binnen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden. Nederland ligt voor het overgrote deel in het noordwesten van Europa, aan de Noordzee.