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A region of south-central Italy bordering on the Adriatic Sea. Conquered by the Romans in the 4th century bc, it was ruled by a Lombard duchy from the 6th to the 11th century ad.
(Placename) a region of S central Italy, the second smallest of the regions: separated from Abruzzi e Molise in 1965. Capital: Campobasso. Pop: 321 047 (2003 est). Area: 4438 sq km (1731 sq miles)
a region in S central Italy. 334,680; 1713 sq. mi. (4438 sq. km).