March 23, 2009
One in 10,000 Dutch over 100-years-old
The official statistics bureau in the Netherlands said one in every 10,000 Dutch citizens is now aged 100 or older.
Statistics Netherlands said centenarians in the country numbered only 350 in 1979, but the number grew to a total 1,633 as of Jan. 1 of this year, Expatica reported Monday.
The current oldest person in the Netherlands is a 111-year-old woman, the statistics bureau said.