Utrecht (city) facts for kids

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Utrecht
Municipality
Skyline of Utrecht
Flag of Utrecht
Flag
Coat of arms of Utrecht
Coat of arms
Location of Utrecht
Country Netherlands Netherlands
Province Utrecht (province) Utrecht
Area(2006)
 • Total 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 January 2007)
 • Total 288,535
 • Density 3,018/km2 (7,820/sq mi)
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Utrecht is a city in the Netherlands. It has about 290,000 inhabitants and a 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. 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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