Netherlands has 137,000 kilometers' worth of roads

22nd November 2010, Comments 0 comments


Statistics Netherlands, the Dutch statistics office, reports that the total length of all Dutch roads combined is 137,000 kilometers. The office calculated that nearly 7,000 kilometers’ worth of roads was added in the past ten years, mostly in the form of streets in new residential areas.

The Netherlands boasts an average of about 5,000 meters of road per square kilometer. The four major cities - Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague - have a road density of between 10,000 meters Rotterdam and 13,000 meters The Hague per square kilometer. The city of Leiden has the highest density with 16,000 meters and Schiermonnikoog the lowest, with a mere 1,000 meters per square kilometer.




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