The Kingdom of the Netherlands is a Western European country sharing borders with Germany and Belgium as well as maritime borders with the United Kingdom. It covers an area of around 16,039 square miles (41,543 kilometers squared) as well as three small islands off of its western coast. The Netherlands has a long history of democracy, having established a parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy since the year 1848. It has widely been acknowledged as one of the most liberal and peaceful countries in the world due to its lax social issues and strong economy.

General Information
Official Name: 
Kingdom of the Netherlands, Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, Reino Hulandes
Capitol: 
Amsterdam
Population: 
16,840,000
Languages: 
Dutch, Frisian, Low Saxon, English, Limburgish, Papiamento
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
41,543
Year of UN Membership: 
1945
Year of Present State Formation: 
1815
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$838.036 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$42,586 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
-1.30 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.92
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
25.80
Economic Grouping: 
Developed Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
European Community
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ADB: Asian Development Bank
AfDB: African Development Bank
Arctic Council
Australia Group
Benelux
BIS: Bank for International Settlements
CBSS: Council of the Baltic Sea States
CD: Community of Democracies
CoEu: Council of Europe
CERN: European Organization for Nuclear Research
EAPC: Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council
EBRD: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ECB: European Central Bank
EIB: European Investment Bank
EITI: Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative
EMU: European Monetary Union
ESA: European Space Agency
EU: European Union
FATF: Financial Action Task Force
G-10
IADB: Inter-American Development Bank
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IEA: International Energy Agency
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IGAD: Intergovernmental Authority on Development
IHO: International Hydrographic Organization
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NEA: Nuclear Energy Agency
NSG: Nuclear Suppliers Group, aka London Group
OAS: Organization of American States
OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OSCE: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Pacific Alliance
Paris Club
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
Schengen Convention
SELEC: Convention of the Southeast European Law Enforcement Center
WCO: World Customs Organization
ZC: Zangger Committee
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CD: Conference on Disarmament
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MINUSMA: Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali
UNMISS: UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
UNTSO: United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation, Middle East
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
666 Third Avenue, 19th floor
New York, NY 10017
(212)-519-9500
(212)-370-1954
netherlands@un.int
Nearest Transit Stop: 
Grand Central 42nd Street

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