Being a legal national of a certain state (citizenship). A person can have multiple nationalities. In order to avoid double counting, in statistical overviews only one nationality is assigned to persons with more than one nationality. To this end, priority rules are set. These come down to the fact that someone with Dutch nationality is always a Dutch citizen in the statistics. For people who do not have the Dutch nationality, the order is: nationality of one of the Benelux countries, nationality of a state within the European Union, other European nationality, non-European nationality. Persons who have no nationality are stateless. In the classification of continents, Russia falls under Europe and Turkey under Asia.
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