Where is Netherlands?

Located in Western Europe, Netherlands has a 1,053.00 km border with Belgium (478 km) and Germany (575 km).The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

Netherlands is a European country covering 41,543.00 km2 of which 18.41% is water and 33,893.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 64th smallest country in the world and slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey. Its geographic coordinates are 52 30 N, 5 45 E and Amsterdam is the capital city.

The Netherlands literally means "the lowlands".

Its ISO code is NL.


Netherlands has a mean elevation of 30 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Zuidplaspolder which is -7m below sea level. Its highest elevation is Mount Scenery (on the island of Saba in the Caribbean, now considered an integral part of the Netherlands following the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles) which is 862m above tall. The highest point on continental Netherlands is Vaalserberg at 322 m.

It has a temperate, marine climate with cool summers and mild winters. Its terrain mostly consists of coastal lowlands with some hills in the southeast.


Netherlands has a population of 17,016,967 making it the 66th largest in the world. The majority of the population can be found in an area called Randstad, which encompasses the cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, the Hague, and Utrecht.

Dutch is the official language. The majority ethnic group is Dutch. The majority of the country identifies as Roman Catholic, Christian, or non-religious.

The dialing code for the country is 31.


Netherlands is an independent country. It was established in 1579. Its constitution was last ratified in 1815.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Netherlands's GDP is $871,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $50,800.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 27th largest economy and its citizens the 22nd richest in the world. The currency of Netherlands is the Euro (EUR).

Its major export partners are Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. Its main exports are machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, mineral fuels, food and livestock. Its major import partners are Germany, China, and Belgium. Its major imports include machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, fuels, and foodstuffs.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017