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A province and former duchy of east-central Netherlands. The duchy was formed in 1339 and passed to the Habsburgs in 1543. It became part of the Netherlands in 1579, although a portion was ceded to Prussia in the 1700s.
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Gelderland(ˈɡɛldəˌlænd; Dutch ˈxɛldərlɑnt) or
(Placename) a province of the E Netherlands: formerly a duchy, belonging successively to several different European powers. Capital: Arnhem. Pop: 1 960 000 (2003 est). Area: 5014 sq km (1955 sq miles). Also called: Guelders
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a province in E Netherlands. 1,783,610; 1965 sq. mi. (5090 sq. km). Cap.: Arnhem. Also called Guelders.
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