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Basic statistics of the Netherlands, 2009.

BASIC STATISTICS OF THE NETHERLANDS, 2009

THE LAND

Area (1000 [km.sup.2])
  Total                                                41.5
  Agricultural area (1000 [km.sup.2])                  19.1
  Woodland                                              3.7

Major cities (thousand inhabitants)
  Amsterdam                                             747
  Rotterdam                                             583
  The Hague                                             475

THE PEOPLE

Population (thousands)                               16 485
Natural increase (thousands)                           50.7
Number of inhabitants per [km.sup.2]                    489

Total employment (thousands)                        8 638.5
Employment (% of total, 2008)
  Agriculture                                           2.6
  Industry                                             18.0
  Other                                                  79

PRODUCTION (2008)

Gross domestic product (in billion EUR)               595.9
Gross domestic product per head (thousands EUR)        36.2

Gross fixed capital investment
  In % of GDP                                          20.4
  Per head (EUR)                                    7 401.3

THE GOVERNMENT

Public consumption (% of GDP)                          28.2
General government (% of GDP)
Current disbursements                                  48.9
Current receipts                                         46

Composition of Parliament (seats)                       150
  Christian Democratic Appeal                            41
  Dutch Labour Party                                     33
  Socialist Party                                        25
  People's Party for Freedom and Democracy               21
  Party for Freedom                                       9
  Others                                                 30
Last election: November 2006
Next election: June 2010

FOREIGN TRADE

Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)               69.3

Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)                 62

THE CURRENCY

Monetary unit: Euro

Currency unit per USD, average of daily figures:
  Year 2009                                            0.72
  April 2010                                           0.75
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Publication:OECD Economic Surveys - Netherlands
Article Type:Statistical table
Geographic Code:4EUNE
Date:Jun 1, 2010
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