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 (kăp′ə-dō′shə, -shē-ə)
An ancient region of Asia Minor in present-day east-central Turkey. Heart of a Hittite state and later a Persian satrapy, it was annexed by the Romans in ad 17.

Cap′pa·do′cian adj. & n.


(Placename) an ancient region of E Asia Minor famous for its horses


(ˌkæp əˈdoʊ ʃə)

an ancient country in E Asia Minor, a Roman province in A.D. 17, now a part of N central Turkey.
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Noun1.Cappadocia - an ancient country is eastern Asia MinorCappadocia - an ancient country is eastern Asia Minor
Anatolia, Asia Minor - a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey
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Macrina was born in Cappadocia, Eastern Turkey, about 270.
I had never even heard of Cappadocia before I'd visited this beautiful region, right in the middle of Turkey, a 90-minute flight from capital Istanbul and to the east of the more popular beach destinations such as Bodrum and Marmaris.
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Nearly 50 people, many of them tourists, suffered injuries Tuesday in Cappadocia, Turkey, after three hot air balloons were forced to make bumpy emergency landings due to untenable wind conditions, the Associated Press (http://www.
Ever since I watched an episode of Martha Stewart's lifestyle show on TV, which she devoted to a visit she paid to Turkey-to Cappadocia in particular-I had put hot air ballooning above the weirdly shaped rock formations on my bucket list.
A few reasons why Cappadocia should be on your travel radar: one, it is a geological anomaly dotted with towering honeycombed rock pinnacles dubbed 'fairy chimneys', two, it is home to an extensive network of underground cities and mysterious subterranean chambers, and three, its eroded volcanic terrain lends it a lunar landscape.
ANKARA -- The underground cave cities in Cappadocia, central Turkey, were used thousands of years ago by Anatolia people to defend themselves against enemies.
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