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A city of southeast Italy on the Adriatic Sea. Probably founded by Illyrians, it was controlled successively by the Greeks, Romans, Goths, Lombards, Byzantines, Normans, and Venetians and became part of the kingdom of Naples in 1557.
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(Placename) a port in SE Italy, capital of Apulia, on the Adriatic coast. Pop: 316 532 (2001)
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a seaport in SE Italy, on the Adriatic. 358,906.
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