The Netherlands

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The Netherlands

  1. 1. THE NETHERLANDS HOLLAND © Seomra Ranga 2013 www.seomraranga.com
  2. 2. THE NETHERLANDS• Often called Holland• Size: 41,526 sq. km. (half the size of Ireland)• Population: 16m• Language: Dutch © Seomra Ranga 2013 www.seomraranga.com
  3. 3. THE NETHERLANDS• Bordered by Belgium and Germany• Located south of the North Sea• Government is a constitutional monarchy• In Dutch, “Nederland” means “Low Country”• The Netherlands declared itself neutral during World War II but was invaded and occupied by Germany © Seomra Ranga 2013 www.seomraranga.com
  4. 4. THE NETHERLANDSFlag•Red = strengthand courage•White = honestyand peace•Blue = loyalty andtruth
  5. 5. THE NETHERLANDS• Capital: Amsterdam• Seat of Government: The Hague• Currency: Euro• Language: Dutch• Divided into 12 provinces• Joined EEC in 1957 © Seomra Ranga 2013 www.seomraranga.com
  6. 6. THE NETHERLANDS• Maritime country• Flat, low-lying country• 50% of the country has been reclaimed from sea/lakes/swamps• Climate: cool summers, mild Rotterdam (image: fanpop.com) winters © Seomra Ranga 2013 www.seomraranga.com
  7. 7. THE NETHERLANDSCities•Amsterdam•The Hague•Rotterdam•Arnhem•Eindhoven•Utrecht Rotterdam (image: fanpop.com) © Seomra Ranga 2013 www.seomraranga.com
  8. 8. THE NETHERLANDSSports•Soccer•Speed skating•Handball•Cycling•Field hockey•Volleyball•Sailing Dutch Soccer Team (image: http://sportsgallery-•Tennis 24.blogspot.ie) © Seomra Ranga 2013 www.seomraranga.com
  9. 9. THE NETHERLANDS• Areas that are drained are called Polders. These polders are created by building a Dyke (large embankment) around the area to be drained• The water is then pumped out into nearby canals• Dams are used to hold back water and make it easier to reclaim land © Seomra Ranga 2013 www.seomraranga.com
  10. 10. THE NETHERLANDSFamous person:Vincent VanGogh (artist) © Seomra Ranga 2013 www.seomraranga.com
  11. 11. THE NETHERLANDSFamous book:The Diary ofAnne Frank © Seomra Ranga 2013 www.seomraranga.com
  12. 12. THE NETHERLANDSFamous for:•Tulips•Cheese (Edam)•Art•Clogs•Canals•Windmills Tulip Fields (image: helloonline.com) © Seomra Ranga 2013 www.seomraranga.com

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