Utrecht

[yoo-trekt; Dutch y-trekht]
noun
  1. a province in central Netherlands. 511 sq. mi. (1325 sq. km).
  2. a city in and the capital of this province: treaties ending the War of the Spanish Succession signed here 1714.
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Utrecht

noun
  1. a province of the W central Netherlands. Capital: Utrecht. Pop: 1 152 000 (2003 est). Area: 1362 sq km (526 sq miles)
  2. 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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