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U·trecht

 (yo͞o′trĕkt′, ü′trĕKHt)
A city of central Netherlands south-southeast of Amsterdam. Dating to pre-Roman times, it was an important textile and commercial center during the Middle Ages. The Treaty of Utrecht ended the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1713).
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Utrecht

(Dutch ˈyːtrɛxt; English ˈjuːtrɛkt)
n
1. (Placename) a province of the W central Netherlands. Capital: Utrecht. Pop: 1 152 000 (2003 est). Area: 1362 sq km (526 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a city in the central Netherlands, capital of Utrecht province: scene of the signing (1579) of the Union of Utrecht (the foundation of the later kingdom of the Netherlands) and of the Treaty of Utrecht (1713), ending the War of the Spanish Succession. Pop: 265 000 (2003 est)
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U•trecht

(ˈyu trɛkt, -trɛxt)

n.
1. a province in the central Netherlands. 965,229; 511 sq. mi. (1325 sq. km).
2. the capital of this province. 230,373.
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Holland, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Nederland, Netherlands, The Netherlands - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
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