Nearly half the area of the Netherlands is below sea level.
The average land elevation of earth is 2,700 feet above sea level.
Denmark is a flat country where the highest point of land is just 500 feet or so above sea level.
The islands of the Maldives are officially the flattest country in the world, with no island higher than six feet above sea level.
Through millions of years of volcanic eruptions, the land of Iceland gradually appeared above sea level.
If today’s ice caps melted completely, sea level would rise across the world by about 200 feet.
The Netherlands are the lowest country in the world, and it is estimated that 40 percent of the land is below sea level.
The islands of the Maldives are so flat, and so close to sea level that the slightest storm could literally wash away some of the smaller islands.
If today’s ice caps melted completely, sea level would rise across the world by more than 200 feet, which means the clock face on the Houses of Parliament in London would be under water.
Flooding by the sea poses a great danger to many people living in the Netherlands because much of the country is actually below sea level.
The very existence of the islands of the Maldives are threatened by global warming, which results in the raising of sea levels.