Groningen

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Groningen (ˈɡrəʊnɪŋən, Dutch ˈxroːnɪŋə)
 
n
1.  a province in the NE Netherlands: mainly agricultural. Capital: Groningen. Pop: 573 000 (2003 est). Area: 2336 sq km (902 sq miles)
2.  a city in the NE Netherlands, capital of Groningen province. Pop: 177 000 (2003 est)

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groningen

provincie, northern Netherlands, drained by numerous short rivers and canals, including the Ems (Eems), the Hoen, the Reit, and the Winschoten canals. The province occupies an area of 906 square miles (2,346 square km) between the Wadden Sea and the Ems Estuary (to the north and northeast), the German border (southeast), and the provinces of Drenthe and Friesland (south and west) and includes the Frisian island of Rottumeroog.

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