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Amersfoort - Population centres, The city of Amersfoort, Local government

utrecht church

52º09N 5º23E, pop (2002e) 128 100. Commercial city and municipality in NE Utrecht province, W Netherlands; located 19 km/12 mi NE of Utrecht, at the confluence of several small rivers, which, further downstream, form the R Eem; surrounded by a vast area of forest and heathland; received charter, 1259; early industries were cloth-manufacture and brewing; birthplace of Pieter Both, Paulus Buys, Piet Mondrian, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt; railway; electrical engineering, motor vehicles, machines, chemicals, foodstuffs; Onze Lieve Vrouwe church (with 15th-c carillon tower), Gothic church of St George (1243–1534).

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