Holland information

Geography and population in the Netherlands

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Total area

41,543 km²


33,880 km²


7,645 km²

Geographical position

Western Europe
Between 53°33'22'' and 50°45'4'' latitude North
Between 3°21'30" and 7°13'42" longitude East

Highest point

 Vaalserberg (Limburg), 322 m
Lowest point

Zuidplaspolder (Zuid Holland) -6,74 m

 Climate  Temperate maritime

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   Value  Year



Population per km 2 of land



Increase in population



Average life expectancy: men

79.7 years


Average life expectancy: women

83.1 years

Immigration (total)  204,615  2015
Emigration (total)  149.509  2015

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Population by age in the Netherlands 2016
Population by agePercentage
0-19 years22.7%
20-39 years24.5%
40-64 years35.1%
65-79 years13.4%
80 years and older4.3%
Statistics Netherlands Source table as .csv (130 bytes)
Dutch School attendance (full-time education) per type 2013
School attendanceNumber of students
Primary education1586200
General secondary education974400
Vocational education495200
Higher vocational education439700
Universities and other248300
Netherlands Enterprise Agency Source table as .csv (197 bytes)