Area: 41,785 sq km
Northwestern Europe occupying the Rhine delta; over 20% is below sea level.
Population: 16,653,346 Annual Growth: 0.41%
Capital: Amsterdam (administrative capital); The Hague (seat of government)
Official language: Dutch (Nederlands), Frisian. Many also speak English Languages: 38 All languages
Largest Religion: Non-religious
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Christianity in the Netherlands seems to have hit rock bottom. Less than 20% attend church with any regularity the lowest figure in centuries. Possibly 65% of Dutch claim no affiliation with a church. Half of the nations church buildings have been destroyed or converted for other purposes, such as bars and mosques. The Church has effectively withdrawn from engaging society in the public sphere. But many think that hedonism and secular materialisms emptiness are becoming apparent, and that church decline is slowing and even reversing. Pray for this opportunity to be seized by astute believers to regain momentum for church growth and spread the leaven of the Kingdom.
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