[yoo-trekt; Dutch y-trekht]
- a province in central Netherlands. 511 sq. mi. (1325 sq. km).
- a city in and the capital of this province: treaties ending the War of the Spanish Succession signed here 1714.
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Examples from the Web for utrecht
Gibraltar was ceded to Britain in perpetuity under the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht.Edward's Visit to Gibraltar Stirs Up Spanish Anger
June 14, 2012
For him the dazzling sights of Utrecht and Paris had no bewitching charm.History of the Moravian Church
J. E. Hutton
And what are you doing in Utrecht—in such a plight as this, too?
But now the Treaty of Utrecht gave promise of lasting tranquillity.A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I
I said I could not spend a single hour longer in Utrecht than business demanded.Major Frank
A. L. G. Bosboom-Toussaint
The Peace of Utrecht in 1713 seems to have brought little relief.Tobacco in Colonial Virginia
- a province of the W central Netherlands. Capital: Utrecht. Pop: 1 152 000 (2003 est). Area: 1362 sq km (526 sq miles)
- 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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