|Maastricht or Maestricht (ˈmɑːstrɪxt, Dutch maːˈstrɪxt, ˈmɑːstrɪxt, Dutch maːˈstrɪxt)|
|a city in the SE Netherlands near the Belgian and German borders: capital of Limburg province, on the River Maas (Meuse); a European Community treaty (Maastricht Treaty) was signed here in 1992, setting out the terms for the creation of the European Union. Pop: 122 000 (2003 est)|
|Maestricht or Maestricht|
gemeente (municipality), southeastern Netherlands. It lies along the Maas (Meuse) River at the junction of the Juliana, Liege-Maastricht, and Zuid-Willems canals. Maastricht is the principal city in the southeastern appendix of The Netherlands and is only 2 miles (3 km) from the Belgian border
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