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Quick Facts - Netherlands


Capital: Amsterdam
Political system: Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 5 May 1949
Population: 16 730 348 (2012)     
Population density: 492.2 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): Dutch
Non-nationals of total population: 4.0 % (2011)

Funding (2006)

Culture as share of total central government spending: N/A
Government expenditure on culture: 2 981 000 000 Euro     
Government expenditure on culture per capita: 183.00 Euro     
Share of spending on culture by central government: 35.00 %     

Employment (2009)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 2.05 %     
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 32.03 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 13.51 %

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 124 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 234 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 1 998 USD (193 %     )

Participation

Cinema admissions per capita/year: 1.7 times (2010)     
Internet penetration rate: 92.9 % (2012)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 8/2/1956
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Entered into force 1/3/1998
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Not yet signed
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Acceded on 09/10/2009

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              Council of Europe/ERICarts, "Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, 15th edition", 2014 | ISSN 2222-7334