Netherlands is about 1.7 times smaller than Ireland.

Ireland is approximately 70,273 sq km, while Netherlands is approximately 41,543 sq km, making Netherlands 59.12% the size of Ireland. Meanwhile, the population of Ireland is ~5.3 million people (12.1 million more people live in Netherlands).

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Ireland compared to Netherlands. For more details, see an in-depth quality of life comparison of Netherlands vs. Ireland using our country comparison tool.

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