ABOUT THE NETHERLANDS

Official name
Kingdom of the Netherlands
 
Form of government
Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy
 
Head of State
His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau
 
Capital
Amsterdam 
 
Seat of government
The Hague 
 
Administrative structure
Twelve provinces and the overseas territories of Aruba and Curaçao and St. Martin. The overseas islands of Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius, all three of which are situated in the Caribbean, are
‘special municipalities of the Netherlands’
 
Surface area
33.800 km
 
Location
Western Europe, by the North Sea, bordering Belgium and Germany
 
Number of inhabitants
17.101.000 (February 2017)
 
Number of inhabitants per km2
502 (February 2017)
 
Monetary unit
Euro

Languages
Dutch, Frisian

Source: Hollandse Hoogte