The SMARTA Project » Netherlands


With a population of 17.25 million living within a total area of roughly 41.500 square kilometres, of which the land area is 33.700 square kilometres, the Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Key challenges are restructuring traditional state functions, the shift to a
sustainable economy, and finding a balance between identity politics and globalization.

Share of people living in cities
Share of people living in rural areas
Share of people living in towns and suburbs