Top 10 Netherlands facts Selected as the most interesting among geography related questions in Geography quiz Which airline is the world’s oldest one to still be using its original name?KLM was founded in 1919. Operations stopped during World War II apart from the operations in the Dutch Antilles. The airline is the "Oldest operating airline", but with the 2004 merge with Air France some dispute whether KLM should still hold the crown. QANTAS, founded in 1920, is dubbed "Oldest continuously operating airline".Created by: globalquiz.orgcompanies facts » In the Middle Ages large areas of the Netherlands were flooded by the sea. What was the reason?Peat extraction. Most of the areas below sea level are man-made, caused by centuries of extensive and poorly controlled peat extraction, lowering the surface by several meters. Even in flooded areas peat extraction continued through turf dredging.Created by: Kasia What nationality was Martin Van Buren?American. Martin Van Buren was the eighth president of the United States. 'Van' suggests Dutch origin of his surname, but the capitalized form indicates anglicised version - like Eddie Van Halen (as opposite to Dutch lower-case Vincent van Gogh).Created by: globalquiz.orgpresidents of the United States facts » What nationality do these participants of the New York Marathon demonstrate?Dutch bonnet is a style of woman's hat that is sometimes characterized by triangular flaps or wings that turn up on either side.Created by: globalquiz.orgtraditional clothing facts » From which country did the Netherlands gain independence in 1579?Spain. Dutch struggle for independence lasted for 80 years between the Union of Utrecht in 1569 and the Peace of Münster in 1648.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of Spain facts » Which river flows through Amsterdam?Amstel. The name Amsterdam is derived from “Amstelredamme”, meaning “a dam on the Amstel river”Created by: globalquiz.orgrivers facts » Which country is the top natural gas producer in the European Union?The Netherlands. 50% of the natural gas production in the Netherlands comes from the Groningen Gas Field, being the largest natural gas field in Europe and the tenth largest in the world. The other 50% being supplied by around 300 smaller fields, mostly in the North Sea.Created by: KasiaUE facts » To which country does the island of Curaçao belong?Netherlands. Curacao is located in the southern Caribbean Sea, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) north of Venezuelan coast.Created by: globalquiz.orgislands facts » Which country is Flanders a part of?Belgium is divided into two main portions: Flanders - the Dutch-speaking northern part of the country, and Wallonia - the French-speaking southern part.Created by: globalquiz.orgWestern Europe facts » What is the second largest city in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam?Rotterdam. The four largest cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam (0.7 million), Rotterdam (598,000), The Hague (474,000) and Utrecht (290,000).Created by: globalquiz.orgcities facts » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.