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Facts & Figures

Government
Head of State HM Queen Beatrix
Government Parliamentary democracy
Seat of Government The Hague
Capital City Amsterdam

Geography and demography
Area 41,526 square km (16,033 square miles)
Climate temperate maritime
Average temperatures 16ºC / 61ºF (Summer) and 3ºC / 37ºF (Winter)
Population 16.334 million (2005)
Population density 482 persons per square km (2005)
Labor force 8,157,000 (2005)
Average life expectancy men 77 years, women 81 years
National language Dutch
English spoken by 75% of the population
Major religions Catholic (31%), Protestant (20%)

Economic Performance
Gross Domestic Product € 454 billion (2005)
GDP per capita € 28,000 (2005)
Consumer price inflation 1.2% (2005)
Unemployment rate 6.6% of total labor force (2005)
Export of goods € 328.1 billion (2004)
Import of goods € 222.6 billion (2004)
Most important export destinations Germany, Belgium, France and the UK
Export of goods to EU-countries 76% of total export

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Sources:

Statistics Netherlands
National accounts of the Netherlands

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