Netherlands

Area was inhabited by Celtic and Germanic tribes; Romans invaded 1st century BCE; Germanic tribes invaded 5th century; ruled by Frankish Merovingians and Charlemagne; part of medieval Lotharingia; province of Spanish Hapsburgs; colonized extensively in the 17th century; official language is Dutch.

Quick Facts on the Netherlands

Go Historic ID
36705
Names
Netherlands
Location
Population
17,337,403 (#69 in world) (2021 est.)
Religions
Roman Catholic 23.6%, Protestant 14.9% (includes Dutch Reformed 6.4%, Protestant Church of The Netherlands 5.6%, Calvinist 2.9%), Muslim 5.1%, other 5.6% (includes Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish), none 50.7% (2017 est.)