Netherlands

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Netherlands

  1. 1. NetherlandsKolbe Kennedy
  2. 2. Physical Characteristics• The Netherlands is very unusual because most of there land is reclaimed from the sea.• The West and North is made of low flat lands.• The east and south is made of higher land with minor hills.• There is no mountains with the highest elevation being a summit at 1,059 feet.
  3. 3. Customs and Traditions• Bicycles are very popular for there are more than 12 million owned in Holland.• Windmills are very big for energy.• Wooden Shoes are popular in Netherlands.• Are known to treat people very equal.• Coffee in the morning and tea or coffee after diner are very important times in the Dutch society.
  4. 4. Economy• The Dutch economy is the fifth-largest economy in the euro-zone.• Industrial activity is predominantly in food .• They have a 42 thousand GDP per capita.• Very prosperous and open economy.• Depends heavily on foreign trade.
  5. 5. Cultural Characteristics• Amsterdam has people from 170 different nationalities living there.• Families tend to be small one to two children homes.• Official language is Dutch.• Culture is very diverse reflecting many regional differences.• Dutch was known for golden age.
  6. 6. Geography• Located in western Europe between Germany and Belgium bordering the north sea.• Terrain is mostly lowlands.• Only true natural hazard is flooding.• Main natural resources are petroleum and natural gas.• Located at mouth of three European rivers.

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