Utrecht (city)

municipality in the Netherlands

Utrecht is a city in the Netherlands. It has about 290,000 inhabitants[1] and a university (Utrecht University). It is the fourth largest city in the country. One of the main sights is the Domkerk, a cathedral that was built between 1321 and 1382.[2] In of a storm in 1674, part of the cathedral was destroyed. This part was never rebuilt, so now the tower is separate from the rest of the church.

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Flag of Utrecht
Coat of arms of Utrecht
Coat of arms
Location of Utrecht
Coordinates: Coordinates: 52°05′36″N 5°7′10″E / 52.09333°N 5.11944°E / 52.09333; 5.11944
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceUtrecht (province) Utrecht
 • Total99.32 km2 (38.35 sq mi)
 • Land95.67 km2 (36.94 sq mi)
 • Water3.64 km2 (1.41 sq mi)
 (1 January 2007)
 • Total288,535
 • Density3,018/km2 (7,820/sq mi)
 Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)


  1. Staatscourant (2007). "Kerngegevens gemeente Utrecht". Archived from the original on 2006-09-09. Retrieved 2008-01-05.
  2. "Province Utrecht". Holland.com. Retrieved 2008-01-12.[permanent dead link]

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