Netherlands - Location, size, and extent





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Situated in northwestern Europe, the Netherlands has a total area of 41,526 sq km (16,033 sq mi), of which inland water accounts for more than 7,643 sq km (2,951 sq mi). The land area is 33,883 sq km (13,082 sq mi). Comparatively, the area occupied by the Netherlands is slightly less than twice the size of the state of New Jersey. The Netherlands extends 312 km (194 mi) N S and 264 km (164 mi) E W . The land area increases slightly each year as a result of continuous land reclamation and drainage. The Netherlands is bounded on the E by Germany on the S by Belgium, and on the W and N by the North Sea, with a total boundary length of 1,478 km (918 mi), of which 451 km (280 mi) is coastline.

The capital city of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, is in the western part of the country.

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Brown
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Jan 25, 2009 @ 7:19 pm
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m. s. chikukwa
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Jan 28, 2009 @ 7:07 am
Very helpful. The fact that it gave me information on both land size and then and size and area under water seperately was very useful for my students for their comparison with Somalia.Thanks
Katie
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Feb 9, 2009 @ 2:14 pm
Thanks for the info. Helped me on my project. Hope I get a good grade! Wish me luck!! =]
Bas van Helvoort
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Feb 23, 2009 @ 6:06 am
Yes, very helpful. Concise. Exactly the info I needed for comparison. Thanks.
shirley van der maarel
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May 13, 2009 @ 6:18 pm
thank you a lot. I wanted to prove that holland is bigger then new zealand, so thank you, that part of the plan didn't really work out.

You guys are the best, as a dutch person I feel ashamed... Thank you again.
Gregory Gan
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May 21, 2009 @ 8:20 pm
This was extremely helpful, and the information was detailed. Thank you for the information on inland water area in particular.
Lo4eath - SK
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Jun 17, 2009 @ 4:04 am
Thanks :) helped me to prove that the NL is smaller than Slovakia :)
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Mar 16, 2010 @ 9:21 pm
so what would the comparison of the Netherlands be compared to a state in Australia?
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Mar 18, 2010 @ 10:10 am
Thanks! i needed to do a project on this and you helped me alot!!! thanks!
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Jul 10, 2010 @ 1:13 pm
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Jul 10, 2010 @ 3:15 pm
this is helpful. Really Good.
I liked this. Good Facts about Holland/Netherlands
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Mar 14, 2011 @ 11:23 pm
WOOW!! thanks alot helped me heaps for my assignent :)
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Mar 22, 2011 @ 1:01 am
thank you so much!!! :) this is really gonna help me on my assignment. Thanks :D
Michelle
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Mar 4, 2012 @ 9:21 pm
wow! thanks for helping! it really helped me with my social study assignment!
Erik H. Schot
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Mar 24, 2012 @ 11:11 am
Without the extensive reclamation of land from seas, lakes, and marshes, its land area would only be about 26,883 sq.km. 910,382 sq.mi.), some 7,000 sq.km. (2,700 sq.mi.) less.

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