Gelderland definition

gĕldər-lănd, KHĕldər-länt
A province and former duchy of east-central Netherlands. The duchy was formed in 1339 and passed to the Habsburgs in 1543. It became part of the Netherlands in 1579, although a portion was ceded to Prussia in the 1700s.
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(place) Province of E Netherlands: 1,986 sq mi (5,144 sq km); cap. Arnhem.
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A province of The Netherlands.
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