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Locale Code: nl-NL

The locale code represents Dutch language in Netherlands.

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General information related to the locale code

Comprehensive nl-NL locale data for Netherlands
Country NameNetherlands
Country Name (Local)Nederland
Country Flag🇳🇱
Country Area41850 km2
Country Code (ISO 3166-1)NL
Language NameDutch
Language Name (Local)Nederlands
Language Code (ISO 639-1)nl
RegionWestern Europe
Capital NameAmsterdam
Capital Latitude52.37403
Capital Longitude4.88969
Postal Code Format#### @@
Postal Code Regex^(\d{4}[A-Z]{2})$


The currency used for the locale code nl-NL is Euro.

Currency information for Netherlands and nl-NL locale
Currency NameEuro
Currency Name (Local)Euro
Currency CodeEUR
Currency Symbol
Currency Numeric978
Currency Subunit Value100
Currency Subunit NameCent


Netherlands has 2 timezones with UTC offsets ranging from UTC-04:00 to UTC+01:00.



Netherlands shares borders with 2 countries and it's not landlocked.

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What is 'nl-NL' locale code?

Every locale code is a unique identifier for a specific language and country (or region). It is used in software development to localize applications and websites. Locale code is a combination of ISO 639-1 language code and ISO 3166-1 country code. For example, nl_NL is a locale code for Dutch language in Netherlands. Locale codes are used to define the language and country settings for date, time, currency, and number formatting. They are also used to translate user interfaces and messages in software applications. Locale codes are essential for building multilingual and internationalized software products. They are used in programming languages, frameworks, and libraries to provide internationalization and localization features. Locale codes are also used in databases, operating systems, and web browsers to provide language and country-specific settings. Locale codes are standardized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and are widely used in software development.