Germany and Belgium border the Netherlands. To the east, the Netherlands shares a 358-mile border with Germany, while the common border with Belgium to the south runs 279 miles.Know More
Five of the Netherlands' 12 provinces – Drenthe, Gelderland, Groningen, Limburg and Overijssel – lie on the border with Germany. Limburg also borders Germany, as do the provinces North Brabant and Zeeland. The five provinces Flevoland, Friesland, North Holland, South Holland and Utrecht do not border a foreign country.
The Netherlands has a coastline of 280 miles along the North Sea. The five provinces Friesland, Groningen, North Holland, South Holland and Zeeland border the North Sea.Learn more about Europe
The main religion in the Netherlands is Roman Catholicism, to which 29 percent of the population belongs, according to a 2008 survey. Nineteen percent of Dutch citizens identify as Protestant, while 42 percent claim no religion at all.Full Answer >
The Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of four separate countries, as of 2015. They include the Netherlands itself, plus three independent countries located in the Caribbean: Curacao, Aruba and Sint Maarten.Full Answer >
Geographically, Belgium borders the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and France. To the north, Belgium also borders the Northern Sea as its only corridor towards ocean trade routes. Belgium's total geographic border spans approximately 1,385 kilometers, with a large portion measuring 620 kilometers making up the border with France. Its second largest border is the one with the Netherlands, which measures 450 kilometers in length.Full Answer >
The countries that are immediately on the border of France are Germany, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Monaco, Italy and Andorra. France also has a total of 2,130 miles of coastline facing the English Channel, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.Full Answer >