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The Netherlands are an independent European country located on the east shores of North Sea at about 52 deg north latitude and 5 deg east longitude. It is often called Holland after a historic region (the western parts) now a part of the modern nation.
The Netherlands are bordered at the east by Germany and Belgium is at the south.
The West Frisian Islands lie offshore in the north.
The Netherlands are one of Europe's smallest and most densely populated countries as the facts box down will prove. Trade, industry, intensive agricultural land use, and land reclamations provide for a high standard of living.
The name is derived from the Dutch word neder meaning "low," and the term Low Lands is used collectively for Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, a reference to the general low-lying nature of the land.
Seat of government: The Hague
Official name: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Kingdom: the Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles
Former colonies: Indonesia, Surinam
Other colonies: Manhattan, Macao, South Africa
Dutch is spoken in: the Netherlands, Belgium, Surinam, Netherlands Antilles, Indonesia, South Africa.
State form: Constitutional monarchy
Head of state: Queen Beatrix (hereditary title)
Government type: parliamentary democracy
Current coalition in government: PvdA (social democrats), VVD (liberal), D'66 (social liberal) Head of government: Prime Minister Wim Kok (appointed by the Head of State)
Legislature: Bicameral States-General
First Chamber (Senate): 75 members
Second Chamber (Parliament): 150 members
Political divisions: 12 provinces
Political parties in order of representation: PvdA (socialist democrats), VVD (liberal), CDA (christian democrat), D'66 (democrat liberal), Groen Links (green party), SP (socialist party), GPV ,(protestant), RPF (reformed protestant), SGP (reformed protestant), CD (fascists. Well, they they aren't but they are) and many more even smaller factions.
Voting qualifications: All citizens of the Kingdom of the Netherlands age 18 and older
Armed services: 74,400 troops; professional staff (this has only been the last couple fo years. Before that there was general conscription for all men 18 and older).