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 (mäs′trĭkt′, mäs-trĭKHt′)
A city of southeast Netherlands near the Belgian border. Founded on the site of a Roman settlement, it has long been a strategic frontier outpost.
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(ˈmɑːstrɪxt; Dutch maːˈstrɪxt) or


(Placename) a city in the SE Netherlands near the Belgian and German borders: capital of Limburg province, on the River Maas (Meuse); a European Community treaty (Maastricht Treaty) was signed here in 1992, setting out the terms for the creation of the European Union. Pop: 122 000 (2003 est)
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or Maes•tricht

(ˈmɑs trɪkt, -trɪxt)

a city in the SE Netherlands, on the Maas River. 115,782.
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