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 (kə-lā′brē-ə, kä-lä′brē-ä)
A region of southern Italy forming the toe of the Italian "boot." Founded as a Greek colony, it was subsequently held by Rome, the Byzantine Empire, the Normans, and the kingdom of Naples before becoming part of a united Italy in 1861.


1. (Placename) a region of SW Italy: mostly mountainous and subject to earthquakes. Chief town: Reggio di Calabria. Pop: 2 007 392 (2003 est). Area: 15 080 sq km (5822 sq miles)
2. (Placename) an ancient region of extreme SE Italy (3rd century bc to about 668 ad); now part of Apulia


(kəˈleɪ bri ə, -ˈlɑ-)

1. a region in S Italy. 2,145,724. 5828 sq. mi. (15,100 sq. km). Cap.: Reggio Calabria.
2. an ancient district of the SE Italian peninsula.
Ca•la′bri•an, n., adj.
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Noun1.Calabria - a region of southern Italy (forming the toe of the Italian `boot')
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
References in classic literature ?
Farr less abhorrd then these Vex'd SCYLLA bathing in the Sea that parts CALABRIA from the hoarce TRINACRIAN shore: Nor uglier follow the Night-Hag, when call'd In secret, riding through the Air she comes Lur'd with the smell of infant blood, to dance With LAPLAND Witches, while the labouring Moon Eclipses at thir charms.
said he, "I have travelled through Sicily and Calabria -- I have sailed two months in the Archipelago, and yet I never saw even the shadow of a bandit or a pirate.
A similar circumstance was observed after an earthquake at Valparaiso, Calabria, and other places, including some of the ancient Greek temples.
Contract notice: Feasibility study for the rehabilitation of the line-cosenza catanzaro of railways of calabria srl.
A native to Calabria (Southern Italy), he is one of the most striking and eclectic contemporary artists at an international level.
Our mission as Calabria Region is to promote 'Made in Calbria', letting our companies promote their products in the UAE market and to increase their level of exports.
Synopsis: Once the hub of the Mediterranean, Calabria now dangles, largely ignored, at the bottom of the Italian boot, struggling for survival, acceptance and a place in modern Italy and the world.
ROMA (CyHAN)- Italian police arrested 29 people on Tuesday in a major operation against 'Ndrangheta, the crime syndicate based in the Southern region of Calabria.
London, June 22 ( ANI ): Pope Francis has strongly condemned the mafia's "adoration of evil" at a mass in Calabria, saying that the gangsters were effectively "excommunicated".
Matacena, a former MP for Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia, was jailed for five years in 2010 for collusion with the mafia in Calabria.
The Calabria solar park is one of the ten largest in Italy and was originally built by Talesun Solar Switzerland.
The Calabria solar park is one of the 10 largest in Italy and was originally built by Talesun Solar Switzerland.