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A city of southeast Romania on the Danube River near the Ukrainian border. It was taken by the Turks c. 1540 and finally awarded to Romania in 1829.
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(Romanian brəˈila)
(Placename) a port in E Romania: belonged to Turkey (1544–1828). Pop: 192 000 (2005 est)
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(brəˈi lɑ)

a port in E Romania, on the Danube River. 243,000.
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Member states had originally agreed in November that the country-wide import stop should be 'regionalised' to some six Romanian provinces (Tulcea, Constanta, Galati, Braila, Ialomita and Calarasi).
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