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Comparison of the Benelux countries

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Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg form the Benelux

This article is a comparison of the Benelux countries.

Geography[edit]

Country Area (km²) Land area (km²) Water area (km²)
Belgium [1] 30,528[1] 30,278[1] 250[1]
Netherlands[2] 41,543 [2] 33,893 [2] 7,650[2]
Luxembourg[3] 2,586[3] 2,586 [3] 0[3]

Politics[edit]

Government[edit]

Country Political systems Power source Power structure
Belgium [1] Parliamentary system Constitutional monarchy Federal state
Netherlands [2] Parliamentary system Unitary state
Luxembourg[3] Parliamentary system
Aruba[4] Parliamentary system
Curaçao[5] Parliamentary system
Sint Maarten[6] Parliamentary system

International organisation membership[edit]

Country Council of Europe ECHR European Union NATO OECDa United Nations WTO
Belgium 5 May 1949 Yes 1958 4 April 1949 13 September 1961 27 December 1945 Yes
Netherlands 5 May 1949 Yes 1958 4 April 1949 13 September 1961 10 December 1945 Yes
Luxembourg 5 May 1949 Yes 1958 4 April 1949 7 December 1961 24 October 1945 Yes

a Luxembourg, Netherlands and Belgium were among the founders of the predecessor of the OECD, the OEEC, in 1948

Economy[edit]

Country GDP total (PPP) GDP per capita (PPP) GDP total (nominal) GDP per capita (nominal) Gini HDI
Belgium $494.620 billion $43,629 $458.651 billion $40,456 26.3 0.890
Netherlands $856.265 billion $50,339 $762.521 billion $44,828 26.2 0.92
Luxembourg $58.234 billion $100,991 $60.176 billion $104,359 28.7 0.892

Demographics[edit]

Country Population Density (per km²) Immigration (%)
Belgium 11,250,585 363.6 2.9
Netherlands 17,000,059 407.8 11.1
Luxembourg 562,958 194.1 44.5

Telecommunication[edit]

Country Internet TLD ISO 3166 code Calling code
Belgium .be BE +32
Netherlands .nl, .bq NL +31, +599
Luxembourg .lu LU +352

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Europe :: Belgium". CIA The World Factbook. Archived from the original on 2016-07-10.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Europe :: Netherlands". CIA The World Factbook.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Europe :: Luxembourg". CIA The World Factbook. Archived from the original on 2007-06-12.
  4. ^ "Central America and Caribbean :: Aruba". CIA The World Factbook.
  5. ^ "Central America and Caribbean :: Curacao". CIA The World Factbook.
  6. ^ "Central America and Caribbean :: Sint Maarten". CIA The World Factbook.