Rijeka(redirected from Rieka)
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Ri·je·ka(rē-yĕk′ə) Formerly Fi·u·me (fyo͞o′mā, -mĕ)
A city of western Croatia on the Adriatic Sea west-southwest of Zagreb. Held at various times by Austria, Croatia, France, and Hungary, it was seized by Italian irregulars in 1919. The Treaty of Rapallo between Italy and Yugoslavia (1920) guaranteed its status as an independent city, although it was formally annexed by Italy four years later. Rijeka was transferred officially to Yugoslavia in 1947 and remained under its rule until Croatian independence in 1991.
Rijeka(rɪˈɛkə; Croatian riˈjɛka)
(Placename) a port in Croatia: an ancient town, changing hands many times before passing to Yugoslavia in 1947 until Croatia became independent in 1991. Pop: 135 000 (2005 est). Italian name: Fiume
Ri•je•ka(riˈɛk ə, -ˈyɛk ɑ)
a seaport in W Croatia, on the Adriatic. 193,044.Italian, Fiume.