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A region of northwest Italy on the Ligurian Sea. The region is named after an ancient people, the Ligurii, whose presence in the area predated the arrival of peoples who spoke Indo-European languages. The Romans subdued the area in the 2nd century bc, and later (16th-19th century) it was under the control of Genoa. A small section of the coastline surrounding Genoa formed the Ligurian Republic from 1797 until 1815.

Li·gu′ri·an adj. & n.


(Placename) a region of NW Italy, on the Ligurian Sea (an arm of the Mediterranean): the third smallest of the regions of Italy. Pop: 1 572 197 (2003 est). Area: 5410 sq km (2089 sq miles)


(lɪˈgyʊər i ə)

a region in NW Italy. 1,749,572; 2099 sq. mi. (5435 sq. km).
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Noun1.Liguria - region of northwestern Italy on the Ligurian SeaLiguria - region of northwestern Italy on the Ligurian Sea
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
Genoa, Genova - a seaport in northwestern Italy; provincial capital of Liguria
La Spezia - a port city in Liguria on an arm of the Ligurian Sea; a major seaport and year-round resort
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