Expatriation and Immigration in the Netherlands

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Capital: Amsterdam


Total Population: 16,531,294
Annual Growth Rate: 0.5%
Density: 487 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 80.2%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Amsterdam (1,000,000); Rotterdam (990,000); s-Gravenhage (620,000); Utrecht (420,000); Eindhoven (320,000).
Ethnic Origins: Dutch 81%, Western 8%, Non-Western 9% (Turks 2,2%, Moroccans 2%, Surinamese 2%, Antilles & Aruba 0,8%), other non-Western 2%.
Official Language: Official languages: Dutch and Frisian.
Other Languages Spoken: Commercial languages: English, German and Spanish. In the Netherlands, the official language is Dutch. However, it is important to note the growing use of English, German and Spanish in business.
Business Language(s): The majority of the population speaks English, which is the most used language in trade.
Religion: Roman Catholic 31%, Dutch Reformed 13%, Calvinist 7%, Muslim 5.5%, other 2.5%, none 41% (2002).

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Amsterdam, Rotterdam

Exchange Rate on

: National Currency:
Euro (EUR)

Country Overview

Area: 41,530 km²
Type of State: A constitutional monarchy based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member.
An economy which is heavily based on foreign trade; third largest world exporter of agricultural and market gardening products.
HDI*: 0.890/1
HDI (World Rank): 7/169

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From the Netherlands, Dial 00
To Make a Call to the Netherlands, Dial +31
Internet Suffix: .nl
Computers: 91.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 44.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 86.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Imports of Goods (million USD) 363,822 416,832 492,618 580,951 445,496
Exports of Goods (million USD) 406,372 463,629 550,788 637,965 498,330
Imports of Services (million USD) 72,413 74,678 83,762 91,918 84,708
Exports of Services (million USD) 78,182 82,700 94,217 102,710 90,897

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization


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