Interesting facts about the Netherlands
•The Netherlands has the highest population density (493 inhabitants per square km – water excluded) of any European country with over 1 million inhabitants. Worldwide, only Bangladesh and Taiwan, among major countries, have a higher density of population.
•The ‘Netherlands’ mean “Low Country” in Dutch. About half of its surface area is less than 1 metre above sea level. Its highest point is 321 metres (1,053 ft) above sea level.
•Dutch people are the tallest in the world, with an average height of 184 cm for men and 170 cm for women.
•A 2007 UNICEF report on child well-being in rich countries ranked the Netherlands as the best country for children to live.
•The village of Giethoorn, in the province of Overijssel, does not have any roads. All transport is done by water over one of the many canals. It is known as the “Venice of the Netherlands”. •Famous Dutch companies include Philips, Akzo Nobel , Royal Dutch Shell (half-British), Unilever (half-British), Heineken, IKEA (formerly Swedish) as well as the banks ING and ABN-AMRO.
•The KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) is the longest running national airline in the world. It was founded in 1919.
•The Netherlands has long been one of the richest countries in the world. Its GDP per capita was estimated to be the highest in the world in 1820, and the 2nd highest in Europe in 1900 (after Belgium). Nowadays, it still enjoys the 4th highest nominal GDP per capita (or 3rd at PPP) within the European Union.
•The Netherlands have the highest level of foreign direct investment per capita in the world.
•Rotterdam, in South Holland, is the largest seaport in Europe. It used to be the largest port in the world by cargo tonnage, until being overtaken by Singapore in the 1990’s, then Shanghai in 2003.
•The Global Connectedness Index 2012, computed on data from 2005 to 2011, ranked the Netherlands as the world’s most internationally connected country. The ranking is based on economic depth (size of the country’s international flow compared to its domestic economy) and geographic breadth (number of countries it connects with).
Netherlands کشور هلند
population density تراکم جمعیت
excluded مستثنی کردن
Dutch زبان هلندی
sea level سطح دریا
average height قد متوسط
rank رتبه بندی کردن
transport حمل و نقل
national airline شرکت هواپیمایی ملی
found تاسیس کردن
richest countries ثروتمندترین کشورها
estimate برآورد کردن
European Union اتحادیه اروپا
investment سرمایه گزاری
overtake پیشی گرفتن
compute محاسبه کردن
GDP (Gross domestic product) تولید ناخالص داخلی