Netherlands Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey 2008
Area > Land 33,883 sq km 2008 133th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 2.04 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 202nd out of 224
Area > Total 41,543 sq km 2013 136th out of 251
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 778 2008 102nd out of 169
Climate temperate; marine; cool summers and mild winters 2013
Coastline 451 km 2014 113th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 52 30 N, 5 45 E 2013
Land area > Sq. km 33,760 sq km 2008 129th out of 199
Land area > Square miles 16,164 square miles 2013 62nd out of 98
Location Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between Belgium and Germany 2013
Natural resources natural gas, petroleum, peat, limestone, salt, sand and gravel, arable land 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 41,530 km² 2005 132nd out of 204
Terrain mostly coastal lowland and reclaimed land (polders); some hills in southeast 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database


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Netherlands Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Maritime claims 4
Land area 3 Surface area 3
  • Netherlands ranked first for population density > people per sq. km amongst NATO countries in 2005.
  • Netherlands ranked third for population density amongst Europe in 1999.
  • Netherlands ranked second for rural population density > rural population per sq. km of arable land amongst European Union in 2005.


It says that the Netherlands has no coastline. However, the Netherlands is on the north sea and definitely does have coast line. I live in the Netherlands and I've been to the sea plenty of times. Trust me, we do have a coastline on a sea.

Posted on 28 Apr 2014