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Maps of Netherlands show the location of major cities and regions in Netherlands. Check out our interactive maps of Netherlands.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Amsterdam maps show locations and major features. Explore interactive Amsterdam maps. See more »

Eindhoven

Eindhoven

Eindhoven maps show locations and major features. Explore interactive Eindhoven maps. See more »

Maastrict

Maastrict

Maastrict maps show locations and major features. Explore interactive Maastrict maps. See more »

Rotterdam/The Hague

Rotterdam/The Hague

Maps of Rotterdam and The Hague show locations and major features of this region. Explore interactive Rotterdam/The Hague maps. See more »

 netherlands thematic maps
Country (long form) Kingdom of the Netherlands
Capital Amsterdam; The Hague is the seat of government
Total Area 16,035.59 sq mi
41,526.00 sq km
(slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey)
Population 15,981,472 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 16,721,036
Languages Dutch
Literacy 99% total, N/A% male, N/A% female (2000 est.)
Religions Roman Catholic 31%, Protestant 21%, Muslim 4.4%, other 3.6%, unaffiliated 40% (1998)
Life Expectancy 75.55 male, 81.44 female (2001 est.)
Government Type constitutional monarchy
Currency 1 euro (EUR) = 100 cents
GDP (per capita) $24,400 (2000 est.)
Industry agroindustries, metal and engineering products, electrical machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum, construction, microelectronics, fishing
Agriculture grains, potatoes, sugar beets, fruits, vegetables; livestock
Arable Land 25%
Natural Resources natural gas, petroleum, arable land
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Geography of the Netherlands

Netherlands, or Kingdom of the Netherlands, a country in northwestern Europe. Frequently it is called Holland, a name that more properly applies to the two coastal provinces of Noord (North) and Zuid (South) Holland.

History of Netherlands

The delta region at the mouths of the Rhine, Maas, and Schelde rivers was occupied in ancient times by Celts.