The Netherlands

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This page is about the country of the Netherlands specifically, and the Dutch people in general. The Netherlands has about 16,5 million civilians. More info about The Netherlands in English see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands

Language

The Dutch are very well educated with their languages. Most of the Dutch can read and speak in Dutch and English. Also French and German are well educated languages.
We only write capitals at the beginning of a new sentence or with names.

Date Format

Most people in the Netherlands currently use a Day, Month, Year notation for most things

  • DD/MM/YY
  • DD/MM/YYYY

When a time as well as a date need to be given it in the Netherlands it looks like this:

  • DD/MM/YYYY HH:MM:SS

When written in Dutch the format of the date

  • 18 juni 1984

Measures and weights

We use metrics, so somebody is 1,85m (or 1.85m) => 1 meter and 85 centimeter.

Weight is known in kilo (kilogram)

Internet

Broadband internet is widespread. From a newsitem from RTL http://www.rtl.nl/(/financien/rtlz/nieuws/)/components/financien/rtlz/2007/02/02-Nederland-tweede-breedbandland.xml:

Ranglijst
Denemarken staat op nummer één. Dat blijkt uit cijfers van het Centraal 
Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS). Nederland telt per juni vorig jaar 
28,8 vaste internetaansluitingen per 100 inwoners. Denemarken daarentegen 
heeft 29,3 aansluitingen per 100 inwoners. Op de derde en vierde plaats 
staan Zuid-Korea (26,4 aansluitingen) en Finland (25 aansluitingen).

It states the Netherlands is the number two worldwide with broadband internet connections. With 29,3 people connected people per 100 inhabitants, Denmark is number one. The Netherlands follow with 28,8 people per 100 inhabitants.

Translation for Geni

Tree : Stamboom
List : Lijst
Calendar : Kalender
Discussion: Discussie

<b>Family</b>
Brother: broer
Sister: zus
Mother: moeder
Father: vader
Son: zoon
Daughter: dochter
Uncle: oom
Aunt: tante
Grandmother: oma
Grandfather: opa
First Cousin: neef (male) / nicht (female)
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