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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The Roman Catholic Church is rapidly decreasing from 41% in 1975 to 26% (other reports claim 18%) in 2010 and every year has fewer priests and missionaries. Weekly attendance is reportedly as low as 300,000 on any given Sunday, and the aged composition of the faithful points toward further decline. However, there is also clear growth in the charismatic and evangelical groups within Dutch Catholicism, and a proliferation of Alpha Courses.
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