Speech Netherlands geography, population and religion Netherlands that is double the size of New Jersey lies along the coast of the North Sea. Much of the European Netherlands lies below the sea level. This land that is surrounded by dikes is reclaimed from the sea. On the basis of its level, Netherlands can be divided into two areas. The higher part has hills both on its south and the east. Most of the higher Netherlands is flat except for the southern extreme that is significantly higher than the rest.
The maximum point till which the land rises is the place where Vaalserberg is located. This is at 322.7 m above sea level. It is in the foot of the Ardennes Mountains and happens to be the apogee of the European Netherlands. The west and north of Netherlands is lower and is a flat area. These lands lie at less than 1 m above the sea level. Netherlands’s population has steadily increased since 1960. In 1960, the population of Netherlands was about 12 million. Today, Netherlands’s population is above 17 million (World Bank, 2011).
Netherlands, today, is the 15th most densely populated country of the world. For much of her history, Netherlands has been a Christian country. Today, Netherlands is characterized by religious diversity. Only 39 per cent of the people of Netherlands have a religion and the percentage of regular church visitors is less than 20 (Becker and Hart, 2006). Netherlands business ethics and dress code Some of the most fundamental principles of the business in Netherlands are cooperation, tolerance and neutrality. While doing business in Netherlands, it is advisable to take care of certain rules that are as follows: You should not be late.
In case you cannot manage to be in time, make sure you inform the authorities well in time. You should pay attention towards the long-term perspective. You should not make the employees work beyond the regular duty hours or on weekends. Dutch people maintain conservatism in dress. Their dress is the similar to that of the Europeans. Traditional costumes are rare to be worn. Different areas of Netherlands have different traditional dresses. Men wear wooden shoes and clogs.
Women wear bonnets made of lace with a Dutch cap. References: Becker, J, and Hart, J de 2006, Godsdienstige veranderingen in Nederland, Centraal Boekhuis. World Bank 2011, Visualization, viewed, 22 Oct. 2011,.