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People of The Netherlands
Population: 16.2 million.
Nationality: Noun--Dutchmen and Dutchwomen. Adjective--Dutch.
Ethnic groups: Predominantly Dutch; largest minority communities are Moroccans, Turks, Surinamese.
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, other.
Education: Years compulsory--10. Attendance--nearly 100%. Literacy--99%.
Health: Infant mortality rate--5.4/1,000. Life expectancy--78 yrs.
Work force (7.3 million): Services--53.2%; commerce--16.3%; industry--15.4%; public sector--11.5%; agriculture--3.5%.