Utrecht (city)

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Utrecht
Municipality
Oudegracht Utrecht.JPG
Flag of Utrecht
Flag
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
Area
(2012)
 • Total99.21 km2 (38.31 sq mi)
 • Land93.83 km2 (36.23 sq mi)
 • Water5.38 km2 (2.08 sq mi)
Population
 (29 February 2020)
 • Total358,454
 • Density3,807/km2 (9,860/sq mi)
 Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Utrecht is a city in the Netherlands. It is the capital of the Province of Utrecht and lies in the midst of both the country and the province. About 358,000 were living there in 2020, which makes Utrecht the fourth-largest city in the Netherlands.

Utrecht is an important public transport junction, especially concerning the railways. It contains the largest university of the Netherlands called Utrecht University.

One of the main sights is the Domkerk, a cathedral that was built between 1321 and 1382.[1] 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.

Utrecht is the main seat of the Roman Catholic Church in the Netherlands, the archbishop resides here.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Province Utrecht". Holland.com. Retrieved 2008-01-12.[permanent dead link]

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