Statistics Netherlands, founded in 1899, is a Dutch governmental institution that gathers statistical information about the Netherlands. Year 1899 ( MDCCCXCIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands In Dutch it is known as the Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek, often abbreviated to CBS. It is a department of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and is located in Voorburg and Heerlen. The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs is a Dutch ministry with as head the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs currently Maria van der Hoeven. Voorburg is a Dutch town and former municipality of approximately 39000 inhabitants in the western part of the province of South Holland, the Netherlands Heerlen ( is a City and a Municipality in the southeastern Netherlands The municipality is the second largest in the province of Limburg. Since 3 January 2004, Statistics Netherlands has been a self-standing organisation, or quango. Events 1431 - Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The acronyms Qango and Quango, variously spelt out as QUAsi Non-Governmental Organization, QUasi-Autonomous Non-Governmental Organization, and
The CBS collects statistical information about, amongst others:
The CBS carries out a program that needs to be ratified by the Central Commission for Statistics. This independent commission must guard the impartiality, independence, quality, relevance, and continuity of the CBS, according to the Law on the CBS of 1996 (Wet op het Centraal bureau en de Centrale commissie voor de statistiek).