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 (kə-lā′brē-ə, kä-lä′brē-ä)
A region of southern Italy forming the toe of the Italian "boot." Founded as a Greek colony, it was subsequently held by Rome, the Byzantine Empire, the Normans, and the kingdom of Naples before becoming part of a united Italy in 1861.


1. (Placename) a region of SW Italy: mostly mountainous and subject to earthquakes. Chief town: Reggio di Calabria. Pop: 2 007 392 (2003 est). Area: 15 080 sq km (5822 sq miles)
2. (Placename) an ancient region of extreme SE Italy (3rd century bc to about 668 ad); now part of Apulia


(kəˈleɪ bri ə, -ˈlɑ-)

1. a region in S Italy. 2,145,724. 5828 sq. mi. (15,100 sq. km). Cap.: Reggio Calabria.
2. an ancient district of the SE Italian peninsula.
Ca•la′bri•an, n., adj.
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Noun1.Calabria - a region of southern Italy (forming the toe of the Italian `boot')
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
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A similar circumstance was observed after an earthquake at Valparaiso, Calabria, and other places, including some of the ancient Greek temples.
Farr less abhorrd then these Vex'd SCYLLA bathing in the Sea that parts CALABRIA from the hoarce TRINACRIAN shore: Nor uglier follow the Night-Hag, when call'd In secret, riding through the Air she comes Lur'd with the smell of infant blood, to dance With LAPLAND Witches, while the labouring Moon Eclipses at thir charms.
said he, "I have travelled through Sicily and Calabria -- I have sailed two months in the Archipelago, and yet I never saw even the shadow of a bandit or a pirate.
Calabria continues to target free reserves at about 1% of the budget, or 5% by Fitch's calculation, which excludes the "residui perenti", commitment, as this could be debt-funded in future from the fund balance.
Contract notice: Public notice for the granting of contributions to airlines for the activation of new air links to / from the airports of the region of calabria.
Originally from Calabria in Southern Italy, Ferraro has won multiple professional awards for his work, including 'Best Chef in India' in the Best Modern European Cuisine category at the Top Chef 2016 Awards.
Fifty years ago, leaders of the Chabad movement tasked Rabbi Moshe Lazar of Milan with supervising the local production and export of the Calabria etrog, the citrus fruit used by Jews during the harvest festival of Sukkot.
Desde que la policia italiana localizo la casa en la que vivia Tomas Yarrington en Calabria, region dominada por la Ndrangheta, surgio una duda que aun no se resuelve: ?
Touching gently on themes of faith, mythology, and poetry, In Calabria is a modern fairy tale that shows what happens when true magic meets modern technology.
Riyadh, 05 Sha'ban,1437 AH, 12 May,2016 , SPA -- The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has lifted the temporary ban on the import of all bee colonies from the Republic of Italy due to being affected by small live beetle infection - Aethine tumida and the continuation of the ban only on the regions of Calabria and Sicily.
com)-- Quigley Fine Wines (QFW), a San Diego-based wine consultancy firm that specializes in direct-to-consumer wine sales, is debuting its new tasting room as part of a partnership with North Park's Caffe Calabria.
The bank has announced the appointment of Carlo Calabria as chairman of M&A for Europe, Middle East and Africa.