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Location: Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between Belgium and Germany
Population: 15.5 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Amsterdam; The Hague is the seat of government
Comparative area: Slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey
Religions: Roman Catholic 34 percent, Protestant 25 percent, Muslim 3 percent, other 2 percent, unaffiliated 36 percent (1991)
Landscape: Mostly coastal lowland and reclaimed land; some hills in southeast; often called Holland, though this name actually refers to only one part of the country; in English-speaking countries, the people of the Netherlands are known as the Dutch
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1912

Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

News

Thursday, Feb. 19: Flawless Timmer Wins Women's 1,000
Tuesday, Feb. 17: Romme Sets Another World Record in 10,000-Meter
Monday, Feb. 16: Timmer Wins 1,500-Meter Speedskating Race
Sunday, Feb. 15: 1-2 Finish in 1,000 Proves Dutch Can Sprint, Too
Sunday, Feb. 8: Speedskater Romme Wins Gold, Shatters Record

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