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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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3) Interviews with Marinetti appeared in the following newspapers: Il giornale del mattino (Bologna), Giornale d'Italia (Rome), Gazzetta di Messina e delle Calabrie, and in C.
Subsequently, they described the physical phenomena in the Istoria de' fenomeni del tremuoto avvenuto nelle Calabrie e nel Valdemone nel 1783 (Sarconi, 1784).
Iannotii Manetti et Honophrii Parenti Florentinorum legatorum orario ad Alphonsum clarissimum Aragonum regem in nuptiali uniti filii incliti Calabrie ducis celebritate.