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The Netherlands in its entirety is often referred to as Holland, although North and South Holland are actually only two of its twelve provinces (a case of pars pro toto; see terminology of "the Netherlands"). The Netherlands is a geographically low-lying country as its mentioned in Netherlands map, with about 25% of its area and 21% of its population located below sea level, and 50% of its land lying less than one metre above sea level.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands is made up of 4 countries as you can see in Netherlands map: Aruba, Curaçao, St Maarten and the Netherlands. The Netherlands includes 3 public bodies located in the Caribbean region: Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba. The Caribbean part of the Kingdom comprises: the countries of Aruba, Curaçao and St Maarten; and the 3 public bodies of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba.
The Netherlands has a capitalist market-based economy, ranking 13th of 157 countries according to the Index of Economic Freedom as its shown in Netherlands map. In May 2011, the Netherlands was ranked as the "happiest" country according to results published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
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The Netherlands has an estimated population of 16,735,100 (as of 5 November 2011) as its mentioned in Netherlands on map. It is the 11th most populous country in Europe and the 61st most populous country in the world. Between 1900 and 1950, the country's population almost doubled from 5.1 to 10.0 million people. From 1950 to 2000, the population further increased from 10.0 to 15.9 million people, but the rate of population growth was less than that of the previous fifty years.
A highly mechanised agricultural sector in Netherlands employs 4% of the labour force but provides large surpluses for the food-processing industry and for exports. The Dutch rank third worldwide in value of agricultural exports, behind the United States and France, with exports earning $55 billion annually. A significant portion of Dutch agricultural exports are derived from fresh-cut plants, flowers, and bulbs, with the Netherlands exporting two-thirds of the world total. The Netherlands also exports a quarter of all the world tomatoes, and trade of one-third of the world exports of chilis, tomatoes and cucumbers goes through the country as you can see in Netherlands on map. The Netherlands also exports one-fifteenth of the world apples.
The official language in Netherlands is Dutch, which is spoken by the vast majority of the inhabitants. Another official language is Frisian, which is spoken in the northern province of Friesland, called Fryslân in that language as its shown in Netherlands on map. A dialect of Frisian and Dutch is spoken in most villages in the west of the province of Groningen. Frisian is co-official only in the province of Friesland, although with a few restrictions. Several dialects of Low Saxon (Nedersaksisch in Dutch) are spoken in much of the north and east, like the Twents in the Twente region, and Drents in the province Drenthe.
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The country is divided into two main parts by three large rivers as its mentioned in the detailed map of Netherlands, the Rhine (Rijn) and its main distributaries, the Waal and the Meuse (Maas). These rivers functioned as a natural barrier between earlier fiefdoms and hence created traditionally a cultural divide, as is evident in some phonetic traits that are recognizable north and south of these "Large Rivers" (de Grote Rivieren).
The Netherlands has 20 national parks and hundreds of other nature reserves as you can see in the detailed map of Netherlands. Most are owned by Staatsbosbeheer and Natuurmonumenten and include lakes, heathland, woods, dunes and other habitats. Phytogeographically, the Netherlands is shared between the Atlantic European and Central European provinces of the Circumboreal Region within the Boreal Kingdom. According to the World Wide Fund for Nature, the territory of the Netherlands belongs to the ecoregion of Atlantic mixed forests.
The Caribbean islands of Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba are dependencies of the Netherlands as its shown in the detailed map of Netherlands. The latter three are part of the Netherlands proper and are collectively known as the Caribbean Netherlands. Suriname and Indonesia became independent of the Netherlands in the period of decolonization: Suriname in 1975 and Indonesia in 1945 (it was not until 16 August 2005 that the Dutch government recognized 1945 - and not 1949 - as the country's year of independence).
Map of Northern Netherlands shows the North part of the country Netherlands. Northern Netherlands map will allow you to easily explore areas of the North of Netherlands in Europe. The map of Northern Netherlands is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The Northern Netherlands comprises the three northern provinces of Groningen, Drenthe and Friesland as its mentioned in the map of Northern Netherlands. The overriding aim of this region is to strengthen the economy of the North. The four large cities in the region – Groningen, Leeuwarden, Emmen and Assen – play an important part in this process.
The economy of the Northern Netherlands depends on innovation (see the map of Northern Netherlands). Or, to use the language of the Europe 2020 strategy, smart growth, sustainable growth and inclusive growth. In other words, the development of knowledge and innovation must be combined with responsible use of natural resources, job creation and improvement of quality of life.
The most interesting characteristic of Groningen in northern Netherlands is the old houses from the 14th century. Drenthe is primarily an agricultural region, although it also has some intersting historical legacies, mostly around the towns of Havelte and Saxon. The main city in Friesland is Leeuwarden as you can see in the map of Northern Netherlands which is rich in history, although the region is primarily known for its beautiful nature, attracting both migratory birds and tourists.
Map of Southern Netherlands shows the South part of the country Netherlands. Southern Netherlands map will allow you to easily explore areas of the South of Netherlands in Europe. The map of Southern Netherlands is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The Southern Netherlands, also called the Catholic Netherlands, were part of the Low Countries as its shown in the map of Southern Netherlands. They were controlled by Spain (1556–1714), Austria (1714–94) and added into France (1794–1815). This area was most of modern Belgium, the Imperial Abbey of Stavelot-Malmedy, the County of Bouillon and Luxembourg, and in addition some parts of the Netherlands, as well as, until 1678, most of the present Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in northern France. The Southern Netherlands were part of the Holy Roman Empire until it was added to France.
The Southern Netherlands passed to the Austrian Habsburgs after the War of the Spanish Succession in the early 18th century as its mentioned in the map of Southern Netherlands. After the French Revolutionary Wars they were joined with the northern Netherlands. They were made a single kingdom under the House of Orange at the 1815 Congress of Vienna. The south-eastern third of Luxembourg Province was made into Luxembourg. In 1830 the mostly Roman Catholic southern half became independent as the Kingdom of Belgium.
A stunning nine day cycling tour from Amsterdam to Maastricht that takes in the beautiful and varied landscape of the Southern Netherlands, its medieval architecture, farmlands, forests, canals and the Dutch Golden Age, staying at beautifully located handpicked hotels, a tour that sweeps you through the Southern Netherlands impressive history and its Burgundian way of life that in many ways resembles southern Europe (see the map of Southern Netherlands).