Year

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Country population

17,118,084

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31/01/2018
/ Council of Europe,"Space I - Report 2018", p.28.

Type of government

Constitutional monarchy

Human Development Index

0.931

(10/188)

i
2017
/ Source: United Nations Development Programme, "Report on human development".

Homicide rate (per 100,000 inhabitants)

0.6

i
2016
/ United Nations Development Programme, "Report on human development".