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A city of eastern Netherlands on the Waal River near the German border. Founded in Roman times, it flourished under Charlemagne and later became a free imperial city and a member of the Hanseatic League.
Nijmegen(ˈnaɪˌmeɪɡən; Dutch ˈnɛimeːxə)
(Placename) an industrial town in the E Netherlands, in Gelderland province on the Waal River: the oldest town in the country; scene of the signing (1678) of the peace treaty between Louis XIV, the Netherlands, Spain, and the Holy Roman Empire. Pop: 156 000 (2003 est). Latin name: Noviomagus German name: Nimwegen
Nij•me•gen(ˈnaɪ meɪ gən)
a city in the E Netherlands, on the Waal River: peace treaty 1678. 145,816.