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Location of Utrecht
Coordinates: 52°05′36″N 5°7′10″E / 52.09333°N 5.11944°E / 52.09333; 5.11944
KintraNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceUtrecht (province) Utrecht
 • MayorAleid Wolfsen
 • Ceety an municipality99.32 km2 (38.35 sq mi)
 • Laund95.67 km2 (36.94 sq mi)
 • Water3.64 km2 (1.41 sq mi)
 (1 Februar 2012)
 • Ceety an municipality316,448
 • Density3279/km2 (8,490/sq mi)
 • Metro
 Source: CBS
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
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 10 December 2007.
  2. "Katholiek Nederland" (in Dutch). Archived frae the original on 4 October 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2007.
  3. Gemeente Utrecht. "Utrecht Monitor 2007" (PDF) (in Dutch). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 6 Februar 2016. Retrieved 6 Januar 2008.
  4. "Brno – Partnerská města" (in Czech). City of Brno. Archived frae the original on 23 Mey 2011. Retrieved 17 Julie 2009.

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