Strange Maths in The Guardian Equates Belgium to Nothing

The Guardian just reported on the Pantanal, a large swathe of mostly Brazilian wetlands.  The author stated “The Pantanal is the world’s largest wetland territory. Located mostly in Brazil but also covering Bolivia and Paraguay, the wetlands cover an area of 170,500 sq km – equivalent to the combined size of Belgium, Holland, Portugal and Switzerland. “

But did the author do the maths? Let’s check.

Portugal = 92,010 sq km

Holland = 41,850 sq km

Switzerland = 41,284 sq km

Total so far = 175,144, greater than the 170,000 claimed by the author for the Pantanl.

So where does Belgium fit in to this equation?

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