Low Countries

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Low Countries

geographical name

Definition of LOW COUNTRIES

region W Europe bordering on North Sea & comprising modern Belgium, Luxembourg, & the Netherlands

Low Countries

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Coastal region, northwestern Europe, consisting of Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Known as the Low Countries because much of the land along the North Sea is below or at sea level, they are often called the Benelux countries, from the initial letters of their names.

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