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Netherlands has the ninth-highest per capita income in the world as its mentioned in Netherlands on world map. With Belgium and Luxembourg it forms the Benelux economic union. The country is host to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and five international courts: the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Court and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. The first four are situated in The Hague as is the EU criminal intelligence agency Europol and judicial co-operation agency Eurojust. This has led to the city being dubbed "the world legal capital".
The Netherlands is described as a consociational state. Dutch politics and governance are characterised by an effort to achieve broad consensus on important issues, within both the political community and society as a whole. In 2010, The Economist ranked the Netherlands as the 10th most democratic country in the world as its shown in Netherlands on world map.
Netherlands is subdivided in water districts, governed by a water board as you can see in Netherlands on world map (waterschap or hoogheemraadschap), each having authority in matters concerning water management. As of 1 January 2005 there are 27. The creation of water boards actually pre-dates that of the nation itself, the first appearing in 1196. In fact, the Dutch water boards are one of the oldest democratic entities in the world still in existence.
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Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, as a surrounding countries Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom as its shown in the map of Netherlands and surrounding countries. Relations were established after the independence of both nations. Both nations are great allies. Both nations have cultural similarities, both governments cooperate, and Belgium has an embassy in The Hague. While Netherlands has an Embassy in Brussels. Both nations are members of the European Union and NATO.
Germany is the most important surrounding countries and partner of the Netherlands in many parts of politics, more than 20% of all Dutch exports go over to Germany and the Dutch import 15% of their total from Germany as its mentioned in the map of Netherlands and surrounding countries. The Netherlands has an embassy in London, the United Kingdom has an embassy in The Hague and a consulate in Amsterdam. The UK also has a consulate in Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles.
The foreign policy of the Netherlands is based on four basic commitments as well as its surrounding countries: to the Atlantic cooperation, to European integration, to international development and to international law. While historically the Netherlands was a neutral state, since the second World War the Netherlands became a member of a large number of international organisations (see the map of Netherlands and surrounding countries). The Dutch economy is very open and relies on international trade.
Map of Netherlands in Europe shows the location of Netherlands in the Europe continent. Netherlands map Europe will allow you to easily know where is Netherlands in Europe and to know countries near. The Netherlands in the Europe map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The Netherlands (Listeni/ˈnɛðərləndz/; Dutch: Nederland [ˈneːdərˌlɑnt] ) is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with some islands in the Caribbean as its shown in Netherlands map Europe. It is a parliamentary democracy organised as a unitary state.
Amsterdam is the financial and business capital of the Netherlands. The Amsterdam Stock Exchange (AEX), part of Euronext, is the world oldest stock exchange and is one of Europe largest bourses. It is situated near Dam Square in the city centre as you can see in Netherlands map Europe. As a founding member of the euro, the Netherlands replaced (for accounting purposes) its former currency, the "Gulden" (guilder), on 1 January 1999, along with 15 other adopters of the Euro. Actual euro coins and banknotes followed on 1 January 2002. One euro was equivalent to 2.20371 Dutch guilders. The Netherlands location gives it prime access to markets in the UK and Germany, with the port of Rotterdam being the largest port in Europe.
The Netherlands has one of the oldest standing armies in Europe as its shown in Netherlands map Europe; it was first established as such by Maurice of Nassau. The Dutch army was used throughout the Dutch Empire. After the defeat of Napoleon, the Dutch army was transformed into a conscription army. The army was unsuccessfully deployed during the Belgian revolution in 1830. After 1830, it was deployed mainly in the Dutch colonies, as the Netherlands remained neutral in European wars (including World War I), until the Netherlands was invaded in World War II and quickly defeated by the Wehrmacht in May 1940.