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 (pyä-chĕn′zə, -tsä)
A town of northern Italy on the Po River southeast of Milan. Founded by Romans as Placentia in 218 bc, it was occupied by Goths, Lombards, and Franks and became a free city and part of the Lombard League in the 1100s.


(Italian pjaˈtʃɛntsa)
(Placename) a town in N Italy, in Emilia-Romagna on the River Po. Pop: 95 594 (2001). Latin name: Placentia


(pyɑˈtʃɛn tsɑ)

a city in N Italy, on the Po River. 104,976.
Ancient, Placentia.
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