Facts & Figures
Area 37,000 square kilometres (excluding water) - 119 percent the
size of Belgium, 10 percent of Germany, 15 percent of the UK, 7 percent of
France and 0.4 percent of the USA.
15.7 million - 155 percent of the population of Belgium,
19 percent of Germany, 26 percent of the UK, 27 percent of France and 6 percent
of the USA.
The Netherlands has the highest population density in
the Western world, with 424 people per square kilometre. Population density
in Germany is 230 per square kilometre, 242 in the UK, 108 in France, 331
in Belgium and 28 in the USA.
The Netherlands is the 11th wealthiest nation in the Western world
with a gross domestic product of 22,142 dollars US per capita. This is just
below Canada and Belgium and slightly above France and Germany. The wealthiest
country is still Luxembourg, with a GDP of 33,119 dollars per capita. Total
Dutch GDP is 378.3 billion dollars, which amounts to 151 percent of Belgian
GDP, 18 percent of German GDP, 28 percent of British GDP, 26 percent of French
GDP and 5 percent of American GDP.
Sources: OECD, Eurostat, CBS.
1 JULI 1999