Netherlands has less Muslims than previously thought

    Muslims make up five percent of the Dutch population, less than previously thought, official figures showed Wednesday. The new figures show the Netherlands has some 850,000 Muslims. Earlier figures had put the number at 5.8 percent of the population in 2004. The largest group of Muslims are people of Turkish descent, who make up 38 percent of Dutch Muslims, and Moroccans who constitute 31 percent, the central statistics bureau said.

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