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Kingdom of the Netherlands

Kingdom of the Netherlands Nederland

Area: 41 864 km2
Population: 15.8 million (rounded)
Capital city: Amsterdam
Currency: 1 euro = 100 cent
National day: 30 April
EU membership: 23 July 1952 (ECSC, founding member)

Head of State: Queen Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard
Head of Government: Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Foreign Minister: Bernard Bot
Government: Coalition: Christen Democratisch Appèl (CDA, Christian Democratic Appeal, 44 seats), Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie (VVD, People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy, 27 seats), Democraten 66 (D66, Democrats 66, 6 seats)
Parliament: Bicameral: Tweede Kamer, 150 members, elections every 4 years, no threshold, Eerste Kamer, 75 members

GDP: €488 642 million (2004, rounded)
GDP per capita in PPS: €26 700 (2004, estimate, rounded)
Economic growth in real terms: + 1.7 % (2004, rounded)


Links:
Head of State: http://www.koninklijkhuis.nl
Head of Government: http://www.minaz.nl
Head of Government: http://www.regering.nl
Foreign Minister: http://www.minbuza.nl
Parliament: http://www.parlement.nl

United Kingdom The Netherlands Germany Belgium

Image Map, The Netherlands

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Date: 31.12.2005