Area: 116,305 square miles
Languages: Dutch is the official language; English and German are also spoken.
Ethnicity: Dutch 80.7%, EU 5%, Indonesian 2.4%, Turkish 2.2%, Surinamese 2%, Moroccan 2%, Caribbean 0.8%, other 4.8%
Location: The Netherlands is bordered by Belgium, Germany, and the North Sea.
Geography: Situated on the coast of the North Sea, the Netherlands borders Germany to the east and Belgium to the south.
Population (2007 estimate): 16,570,613
Religion: Roman Catholic 34%, Protestant 25%, Muslim 3%, other 2%
Time zone: Netherlands is on Central European Time, six hours ahead of U.S. EST. When it is 6am in New York, it is noon in Amsterdam.