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The Netherlands has an estimated population of 16,491,852 . It is the 11th most populous country in Europe and the 61st most populous country in the world. Between 1900 and 1950, the country's population almost doubled from 5.1 to 10.0 million people. From 1950 to 2000, the population further increased from 10.0 to 15.9 million people, but the population growth decreased compared to the previous fifty years. The estimated growth rate is currently 0.436%.
The fertility rate in the Netherlands is 1.66 children per woman, which is high compared to many other European countries, but well below the 2.1-rate required for natural population replacement. Life expectancy is high in the Netherlands: 82 years for newborn girls and 77 for boys. The country has a migration rate of 2.55 migrants per 1,000 inhabitants.
The majority of the population of the Netherlands are ethnically Dutch. A 2005 estimate counted: 80.9% Dutch, 2.4% Indonesian, 2.4% German, 2.2% Turkish, 2.0% Surinamese, 1.9% Moroccan, 0.8% Antillean and Aruban, and 6.0% others. The Dutch people are among the tallest in the world, with an average height of about 1.81 m for adult males and 1.68 m for adult females. People in the south are on average about 2 cm shorter than those in the north.
The Netherlands is the 25th most densely populated country in the world, with 395 inhabitants per square kilometre—or 484 people per square kilometre if only the land area is counted. It is the most densely populated country in Europe with a population over 16 million. The Randstad is the country's largest conurbation located in the west of the country and contains the four largest cities: Amsterdam in the province North Holland, Rotterdam and The Hague in the province South Holland, and Utrecht in the province Utrecht. The Randstad has a population of 7 million inhabitants and is the 6th largest metropolitan area in Europe.
Dutch people, or descendants of Dutch people, are also found in migrant communities worldwide, notably in Canada, Brazil, Australia, South Africa and the United States. According to the 2006 U.S. Census, more than 5 million Americans claim total or partial Dutch ancestry. There are close to 3 million Dutch-descended Afrikaners living in South Africa. In 1940, there were 290,000 Europeans and Eurasians in Indonesia, but most have since left the country.
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Amsterdam Netherlands - Arnheim Netherlands - Bodegraven Netherlands - Breda Netherlands - Bussum Netherlands
Eindhoven Netherlands - Groningen Netherlands - Haarlem Netherlands - Hague Netherlands - Heerlen Netherlands
Hilversum Netherlands - Leiden Netherlands - Maastricht Netherlands - Nijmegen Netherlands - Purmerend Netherlands
Rotterdam Netherlands - Shertogen Netherlands - Utrecht Netherlands
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History of Netherlands - Dutch Republic 1581–1795 - Under French influence 1795–1815 - Kingdom of the Netherlands
Netherlands World War II - Netherlands Recent History
Rivers of Netherlands - Delta Works of Netherlands - Climate of Netherlands - Nature of Netherlands
Economy of Netherlands - Infrastructure, Agriculture - Government of Netherlands
Political Parties of Netherlands - Administrative Divisions - Demographics of Netherlands
Languages of Netherlands - Religion in Netherlands - Culture of Netherlands - Education in Netherlands
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