Astronaut Randy Bresnik captured from ISS Den Haag, Amsterdam and Rotterdam of Netherlands.

Credit: Randy Bresnik, NASA

“Netherlands” literally means “lower countries”, influenced by its low land and flat geography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding 1m above sea level. Most of the areas below sea level are man-made, caused by peat extraction or achieved through land reclamation. As represented by Amsterdam Stock Exchange (AEX), financial and service industry accounts for 2/3 of GDP. The country also has the Port of Rotterdam, the largest in Europe.

A polder at 5.53 metres below sea level is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Randy Bresnik’s Tweet
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