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Netherlands

Netherlands Background Stats

Neighboring countries and territories:

Belgium Germany Saint Kitts and Nevis (M) United Kingdom (M) Venezuela (M) Anguilla ( United Kingdom ) (M) Saint Barthelemy ( France ) (M) Saint Martin ( France ) (M) United States Virgin Islands ( United States ) (M)

Definitions

  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • National identity card: Description.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Daylight Savings Time end date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday October 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday March 2013
Full name The Kingdom of the Netherlands 2013
Independence day date May 5 1945
Land border length 1,027 km 2014 119th out of 200
National anthems Wilhelmus ( William ) 2011
National identity card Although it is not compulsory to carry a proof of identity at all times, since 1 January 2005 it is compulsory to show identification, when an authorized officer asks for it, from the age of 14. An authorized officer can only do so under certain circumstances. Such circumstances include suspicious behaviour, committing any offense, or if a person is interviewed as a witness of a crime. Identity checks at events where the public order may be in danger are also allowed. Otherwise random identity checks by the police are not allowed in principle but can happen in certain areas such as a train station or doubtful areas i.e. redlight district, and a fine for not showing proof of identity may be successfully challenged in such cases. The fine for not being able to show proof of identity when legally required is \u20ac 60.- (16 and over) or \u20ac 30.- (14 or 15). Proof of identity is also required when opening a bank account and when entering an employment contract. 2004
Overview

The Netherlands' name reflects its low-lying topography, with more than a quarter of its total area under sea level.

Now a constitutional monarchy, the country began its independent life as a republic in the 16th century, when the foundations were laid for it to become one of the world's foremost maritime trading nations.

Although traditionally among the keener advocates of the European Union, Dutch voters echoed those in France by spurning the proposed EU constitution in a 2005 referendum.


Full Article
2013

Citation

"Netherlands Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Netherlands/Background