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Utrecht
Ceety an municipality
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Coordinates: 52°05′36″N 5°7′10″E / 52.09333°N 5.11944°E / 52.09333; 5.11944
Kintra Netherlands Netherlands
Province Template:Kintra data Utrecht Utrecht
Government
 • Mayor Aleid Wolfsen
Area(2006)
 • Ceety an municipality 99.32 km2 (38.35 sq mi)
 • Land 95.67 km2 (36.94 sq mi)
 • Water 3.64 km2 (1.41 sq mi)
Population (1 Februar 2012)
 • Ceety an municipality 316,448
 • Density 3,279/km2 (8,490/sq mi)
 • Metro 640,000
  Source: CBS
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) 30

Utrecht (/ˈjuːtrɛkt/; Dutch pronunciation: [ˈytrɛxt] ( listen)) ceety an municipality is the caipital an maist populous ceety o the Dutch province o Utrecht. It is locatit in the eastren corner o the Randstad conurbation, an is the fowert lairgest ceety o the Netherlands wi a population o 316,448 on 1 Februar 2012.

Utrecht's auncient ceety centre features mony biggins an structurs frae the Early Middle Ages. It haes been the releegious centre o the Netherlands syne the aicht century. Currently it is the see o the Airchbishop o Utrecht, the maist important Dutch Roman Catholic leader.[1][2] Utrecht is the see o the airchbishop o the Auld Catholic kirk, titular heid o the Union o Utrecht (Auld Catholic), an the location o the offices o the main Protestant kirkj. Till the Dutch Gowden Age Utrecht wis the ceety o maist importance o the Netherlands till Amsterdam became its cultural an maist populous centre.

Utrecht is host tae Utrecht University, the lairgest university o the Netherlands, as well as several ither institutes for heicher education. Due tae its central position athin the kintra, it is an important transport hub for baith rail an road transport. It haes the seicont heichest nummer o cultural events in the Netherlands, efter Amsterdam.[3]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Aartsbisdom Utrecht" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  2. "Katholiek Nederland" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  3. Gemeente Utrecht. "Utrecht Monitor 2007" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2008-01-06. 
  4. "Brno – Partnerská města" (in Czech). City of Brno. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 

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