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 (ə-po͞ol′yə) also Pu·glia (po͞o′lyä)
A region of southeast Italy bordering on the Adriatic Sea, Strait of Otranto, and Gulf of Taranto. Its southern portion forms the heel of the Italian "boot."
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(Placename) a region of SE Italy, on the Adriatic. Capital: Bari. Pop: 4 023 957 (2003 est). Area: 19 223 sq km (7422 sq miles). Italian name: Puglia
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(əˈpyul yə)

a region in SE Italy. 4,066,000; 7442 sq. mi. (19,275 sq. km). Cap.: Bari. Italian, Puglia.
A•pu′lian, adj., n.
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Noun1.Apulia - a region in southeastern Italy on the AdriaticApulia - a region in southeastern Italy on the Adriatic
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
Bari - capital city of the Apulia region on the Adriatic coast
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In the 'heel of Italy', Puglia is unlike other regions: its beaches are uncrowded, towns and villages unspoiled, and locals - the Apulians -are remarkably relaxed.
In the 'heel of Italy', Puglia is unlike other regions of the country: its beaches are uncrowded, the towns and villages largely unspoiled, and the locals - the Apulians - are so much more relaxed than those found in the big cities further north.
The Horace of 2.1 claims to draw his 'floppy' dagger/pen (stilus) only in order to protect both himself and his vulnerable nation, as Apulians like himself have always done (Sat.