The Netherlands

History of the Netherlands

Netherlands used to be a part of Spain until the Netherlands won the revolt against them. The Netherlands is located in Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between Belgium and Germany.

Geography of the Netherlands

Geography and Government of the Netherlands

The Netherlands is 41,543 sq km total. 7,650 sq km is water from canals and lakes. Coastal parts of the Netherlands are lowland, reclaimed, and their are also some hills in the south.

Government: The Netherlands government is a constitutional monarchy. For their currency they use the euro. Before the euro they used the Dutch Guilder.

Fun Facts

*first country to legalize same gender marriage

*70% of the world's bacon comes from the Netherlands

*30% of births happen at home and not at hospitals

*the Netherlands have been making cheese since 400 AD

*there are 1,000 museums in the Netherlands


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