Dutch population will hit 17 million by 2016
The Dutch population is expected to grow by 60,000 people a year in the coming years.
The Dutch statistics office expects the Netherlands will be home to 17 million people in 2016.
Each year about 180,000 babies are born compared to 140,000 deaths. And 160,000 people a year settle in the Netherlands with roughly the same number of people leaving the country.
Population density in 2006
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