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Holland

Capital City Amsterdam
Total area (square kilometres) 41,532
Population total 15,892,200
Official languages Dutch
National currency Guilders and cents
GNP per capita 25,830
Proportion of population living on less than US$1 a day Not available

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The Netherlands has the 5th highest population density in the world.

The country is situated on the mouths of three major European rivers, the Rhine, the Maas and the Schelde. Much of the Netherlands territory has been reclaimed from the sea, and almost 40% is below sea level. An extensive system of dykes and dams has been constructed which protect the area from flooding.

The Netherlands is the world's third largest producer of natural gas, and plays an important role in the petroleum industry.

 

 

 

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