(Answer) About how much of the Netherlands is below sea level?

[8-28-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: About how much of the Netherlands is below sea level?

The given options are:

  • About a tenth
  • About a quarter
  • About half

Correct Answer: About a quarter

Info: The Netherlands covers a total area of 42,531 km2 (16,421 sq mi); and a land area of 34,467 km2 (13,308 sq mi). The Netherlands has land borders with Belgium, Germany, and France. About one-quarter of the Netherlands lies below sea level, as much land has been reclaimed from the sea. With about 26% of the nation below sea level, the Dutch have become experts in the creation of levees, dams, and dikes, as well as land reclamation projects in which bodies of water are filled in. The Caribbean islands have a tropical climate, with warm weather all year round. The Leeward Islands are subject to hurricanes in the summer months. The European part of the Netherlands has a moderate maritime climate, with cool summers and mild winters. (Ref)

Today’s “Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz” has three questions related to the Netherlands. Each question has only one correct answer and carries one point. The wrong answer does not earn any points. So, select only the correct answers.

All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.

  1. These bearded reedlings are enjoying the wetlands of Flevoland, a province in which country?
  2. About how much of the Netherlands is below sea level?
  3. What major river runs through the Netherlands?

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