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Why does The Netherlands need to reclaim land?

  • The Netherlands is the most densely populated country in Europe and together with the fact that half of its land lies below sea level,has resulted in a scarcity of land.
  • Empoldering not only allows The Netherlands to prevent flooding of the many islands under sea level,it is also practised to reclaim land.
  • Also,about one-fifth of the land in The Netherlands has been reclaimed from the sea

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