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Zaanstad, Netherlands
Zaanstad, Netherlands


Zaanstad is a Dutch municipality in the province of North Holland, situated northwest of Amsterdam.
Photo by Michal Soukup





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Capital: Amsterdam

Location: Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between Belgium and Germany

Government: Kingdom of the Netherlands

Currency: euros (EUR)

Area: 41,543 sq km

Population: 17,337,403 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Dutch (official); note - Frisian is an official language in Fryslan province; Frisian, Low Saxon, Limburgish, Romani, and Yiddish have protected status under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages; Dutch is the official language of the three special municipalities of the Caribbean Netherlands; English is a recognized regional language on Sint Eustatius and Saba; Papiamento is a recognized regional language on Bonaire

Religion: Roman Catholic 23.6%, Protestant 14.9% (includes Dutch Reformed 6.4%, Protestant Church of The Netherlands 5.6%, Calvinist 2.9%), Muslim 5.1%, other 5.6% (includes Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish), none 50.7% (2017 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+1

Tel Code: +31

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