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The Netherlands is one of theWestern European countries known for windmills, bicycles, cheese and tulips. TheNetherlands is the main European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, whichalso includes islands in Central America. This country is neighboring withGermany and Belgium.

The Netherlands is also a countryof artists. Many of the world's most famous artists - from Rembrandt to VanGogh as famous painters, lived in this country.

Approximately 20% of theNetherlands is covered with water. At the same time, the low altitude of itsdrylands relative to the sea level has led the Dutch to build numerous dams.Besides, 25% of the country's total area has been generated from seawaterwithdrawal and drying. The Netherlands has no mountain and the height of itstallest hill in the south is 322 meters.

Politics in the Netherlands

The Dutch government is aconstitutional monarchy in which the king or queen, as head of state, does notplay a role in politics. The Queen of the Netherlands is currently BeatrixWilhelm Yenärmergard.

There are two houses ofrepresentatives in the country and the prime minister representing the majorityparty in the country forms the government. In the Netherlands, the primeminister is considered the head of state and he/she is the most importantpolitical authority in the country.

The House of Lords of theNetherlands has 75 members appointed by the Provincial Legislature for theirsix-year term. In the House of Commons, 150 representatives are directlyelected by the people for four years.

The parties' activities in theNetherlands are freely undertaken and there are more than 70 political parties,most notably the Christian Democrats, the Labor, the Green, the People forFreedom and Democracy.

The Netherlands became independentin 1581 and its national day is April 30th.

Economics in the Netherlands

It is one of the largest dairyproducers in the world and a large amount of wheat, barleyand potatoes are harvested from the country's farms.

Most Dutch industries areconcentrated in the port city of Rotterdam in the southwest of the Netherlands.Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands and it is the largestport in Europe in terms of area and number of docks.

The country's labor forces are 7.9million individuals and its unemployment rate is 5.5 percent. In 1999, 1.50% of the population lived below the povertyline. The inflation rate in the Netherlands is 1.1 percent per year.

The Dutch exports includemachinery and equipment, chemicals, fuel and food products exported to Germany,Belgium, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and the United States.

Conversely, the products importedinto the country include machinery and transportation equipment, chemicals,fuel, food and clothing, which come from Germany, Belgium, China, the UnitedStates, the United Kingdom, Russia and France.

The population of the Netherlands

In 2007, the population of theNetherlands was 16,570,613 with an average age of 7.39 years. The lifeexpectancy is 79.11 years in this country.

The official language in theNetherlands is Dutch. This language is a branch of Germanic languages and issimilar to German.

Communications in the Netherlands

The Dutch are interested instudying the newspaper and many newspapers are published in this country.However, according to the BBC, yellow journalism is not supported in thecountry.