The Netherlands map shows the political boundaries with the provinces’ capital and the country capital.
Geography of the Netherlands
Located in northwestern Europe; the geography of the Netherlands is exceptional as the majority of the country’s land has been retrieved from the sea and is underneath sea level, fortified by the watercourses; and this is why the country is called the ‘Netherlands’ means the ‘Low Lands’. The country is bordered by Germany towards the east; the North Sea towards the North and West and Belgium towards the south. It is a small nation with an overall landmass of 41,545SqKm; it is a highly urban country, situated in the Northwestern European part of the world. Interestingly, the country is a moderately small nation without surface water.
Demography of Netherlands
The total population of the Netherlands, as per the UN data is approx. 17,143, 780 as of Sept 2020, which is equal to 0.22% of the overall population of the world. The country’s population density is 508/SqKm on the overall landmass of 33,720SqKm and around 92.5% of the entire Netherlands ‘ population is urban. Life expectancy at birth is 82.8 years for both females and males. The infant mortality rate is 2.1 deaths/1000 lives and the death rate under 5 in 2.5 deaths/100 lives.
Culture of the Netherlands
Netherlands’ culture is varied, demonstrating regional variations as well as the western influences constructed by eras of the Dutch individuals’ explorative and mercantile spirit. The Netherlands and its individuals have played a significant role for a long, as the epicenter of cultural tolerance and liberalism. Standard Dutch is the official dialect of the Netherlands. The Roman Catholic community is the biggest group (22%) as per the 2018 census; this is quite interesting since the dictating church in the country had been the Protestant church since the Reformation. The country has a progressive free trade economy contributing to the country’s development; Germany is the chief trading partner of the country. There are 5 chief categories in which the exports of Dutch can be divided- agricultural products (15%); enriched or natural fuels (6%); chemical products (17%); industrial products (12%); machinery (24%). Germany is the principal trading partner.
Places to visit in the Netherlands
Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands; the place is popular for its artistic legacy, intricate canal system, and slender houses with gabled frontages. Cycling is the key to the city’s charm and there are several bike trails constructed in the city. Overall, Amsterdam is a complete package of spectacular scenery and momentous antiquity, assorted with boundless nightlife and a multiethnic culture.
Presenting several fascinating artworks, Delft is an advanced city engaged dedicatedly in reinstating its traditional appearance and looks. With its tremendously delightful water canals, several fabulous artworks, and museums; the inner city of Delft is one of the most amazing cities in the Netherlands along with Amsterdam. Delft is popular for being the place of birth of Johannes Vermeer, the popular Dutch artist, and for its world-famous white and blue Delftware crockery.
Rotterdam is the impeccable spot for all kinds of vacationers including couples, bachelors, friends, and families because of the city’s mesmerizing beauty and historical importance. Situated in the Southern part of the Netherlands, the city is universally recognized as the most amazing city due to its assortment of culture, history, architecture, and several attractions that attract visitors faultlessly.
Best time to visit Netherlands
The best time to visit the Netherlands is from mid-April to mid-October when the weather is the most soothing; however, the climate is never extremely hot or cold since the North Sea influences the country’s temperature.