province of N Netherlands: 1,146 sq mi (2,968 sq km); pop. 558,000
its capital: pop. 171,000
See Groningen in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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. Population: 182,000.