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Netherlands#

The largest and most important cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam.

The port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe – as large as the next three largest combined – and was the world's largest port between 1962 and 2004.

Most of the areas below sea level are man-made.

The port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe – as large as the next three largest combined – and was the world's largest port between 1962 and 2004.

The Netherlands was the third country in the world to have an elected parliament, and since 1848 it has been governed as a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, organised as a unitary state.

In 2013, the United Nations World Happiness Report ranked the Netherlands as the seventh happiest country in the world, reflecting its high quality of life.

  • Netherlands has largest boundary with Germany which is approximately 577 km.
  • Netherlands has shortest boundary with Belgium which is approximately 450 km.
  • The largest river in Netherlands is Rhine which is 1230 km.
  • The largest export partner of Netherlands is Germany.
  • The largest import partner of Netherlands is Germany.
  • There are 73 seaports in Netherlands.

Surprising facts about Nobel Prize winners#

  • Netherlands-born Jacobus Henricus was the first Nobel Prize winner for category chemistry in 1901 (the first year Nobel Prizes for chemistry were awarded).
  • There are 17 Netherlands-born Nobel Prize winners but none from that country in the last ten years.
  • There are 17 Netherlands-born Nobel Prize winners, but there is no Netherlands-born Nobel Prize winner in literature.

Tourist Attraction#

The De Valk Windmill now houses a museum with bird's-eye views of scenic Leiden.

National Facts#

  • The national bird of Netherlands is Black-tailed godwit.
  • Tulip is the national flower of Netherlands
  • The famous dance of Netherlands is Clogging.

References#

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands