Netherlands is a low-lying country of reclaimed polders and the river deltas of the Rhine, Meuse, and Scheldt, with the highest point Vaalserberg at 321m, occurring in the southern Limburg plateau. Netherlands has a terrestrial area above 37,000km² and a marine areas close to 59,000km². With a coastline on the North Sea, it is bordered by 2 other countries. Netherlands has a population of 17.5 million people and a population density of 512 people per km².


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species protected

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habitats protected

under EU law