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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Netherlands

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The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EEC (now the EU), and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999. (from the CIA)


Economic Overview

The netherlands has a prosperous and open economy, which depends heavily on foreign trade. the economy is noted for stable industrial relations, moderate unemployment and inflation, a sizable current account surplus, and an important role as a european transportation hub. industrial activity is predominantly in food processing, chemicals, petroleum refining, and electrical machinery. a highly mechanized agricultural sector employs no more than 3% of the labor force but provides large surpluses for the food-processing industry and for exports. the netherlands, along with 11 of its eu partners, began circulating the euro currency on 1 january 2002. the country continues to be one of the leading european nations for attracting foreign direct investment and is one of the five largest investors in the us. the economy experienced a slowdown in 2005 but in 2006 recovered to the fastest pace in six years on the back of increased exports and strong investment. the pace of job growth reached 10-year highs in 2007.

Environmental Issues

Water pollution in the form of heavy metals, organic compounds, and nutrients such as nitrates and phosphates; air pollution from vehicles and refining activities; acid rain

Government Type

Constitutional monarchy


16,645,313 (july 2008 est.)


Western europe, bordering the north sea, between belgium and germany


Total: 41,526 sq km land: 33,883 sq km water: 7,643 sq km

Slightly less than twice the size of new jersey

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: kingdom of the netherlands conventional short form: netherlands local long form: koninkrijk der nederlanden local short form: nederland


Name: amsterdam geographic coordinates: 52 23 n, 4 54 e time difference: utc+1 (6 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last sunday in march; ends last sunday in october note: the hague is the seat of government; time descriptions apply to the continental netherlands only, not to the caribbean components

Military Service

20 years of age for an all-volunteer force (2004)

International Disputes


Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

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