A city in the central Netherlands.
Province of the Netherlands lying se of Amsterdam, on the Kromme Rijn (Crooked Rhine); area 1,330 sq km/513 sq mi; capital Utrecht; est) 1,047,000. Other towns and cities include Amersfoort, Zeist, Nieuwegeun, and Veenendaal. Industries are chemicals, livestock, textiles, and electrical goods.
History ruled by the bishops of Utrecht in the Middle Ages, the province was sold to the emperor Charles V of Spain 1527. It became a center of Protestant resistance to Spanish rule and, with the signing of the Treaty of Utrecht, became one of the seven United Provinces of the Netherlands 1579.
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