The Province of Utrecht spans 144,915 hectares and consists of 26 municipalities with a joint population of 1,200,000. Utrecht is the oldest and smallest province in the Netherlands and is also one of the most densely populated.
Middle level of government
The provinces of the Netherlands represent the country's middle level of government and as such work in close co-operation both with municipalities and with the State. The province of Utrecht has a tier of government comprising elected authorities (the Provincial Council and the Provincial Executive), and employs 800 civil servants.
Our province offers a unique combination of urban living options and nature. Utrecht is a green province, but has the busiest and most intensely used road network in the Netherlands. Utrecht's central railway station processes 57 million travellers each year. This is the same number of travellers that transit through Schiphol airport. The province develops appropriate policies to ensure all this remains possible.
The Provincie of Utrecht and its 26 municipalities