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A city of northeast Netherlands north-northeast of Apeldoorn. It remained loyal to Spain during the Netherlands revolt but was captured by the Dutch in 1594. The city is an important trade and transportation center.
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Groningen(ˈɡrəʊnɪŋən; Dutch ˈxroːnɪŋə)
1. (Placename) a province in the NE Netherlands: mainly agricultural. Capital: Groningen. Pop: 573 000 (2003 est). Area: 2336 sq km (902 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a city in the NE Netherlands, capital of Groningen province. Pop: 177 000 (2003 est)
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Gro•ning•en(ˈgroʊ nɪŋ ən)
1. a province in the NE Netherlands. 556,757.
2. the capital of this province. 167,929.
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