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 (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.
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(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
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(riˈɛk ə, -ˈyɛk ɑ)

a seaport in W Croatia, on the Adriatic. 193,044.
Italian, Fiume.
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ABERDEEN 0 RIJEKA 2 Loncar (10), Colak (32) THIS Europa League tie left you with a distinct feeling of 'what if?' Ten-man Aberdeen were eliminated 4-0 on aggregate after a 2-0 defeat to Rijeka in the second leg at Pittodrie last night.
A berdeen's European resolve was breached with two second-half goals as HNK Rijeka seized a dominant platform in their Europa League third qualifying round tie.
THE NEW SAINTS 1 HNK RIJEKA 5 Rijeka win 7-1 on aggregate CLASSY HNK Rijeka ended The New Saints' interest in the Champions League with a clinical second leg victory at Park Hall, Leading 2-0 from the first leg, the Croatians stormed into the third qualifying round with a 5 -1 victory in the return.
FOOTBALL NK ZAGREB v RIJEKA 5pm RIJEKA are the only team with a chance of stopping Dinamo Zagreb's march to a tenth consecutive Croatian title but a 3-0 loss at the leaders last week has made things a lot more difficult, writes Sam Price.
London, July 24 ( ANI ): Croatian club HNK Rijeka has rubbished Manchester City's claims that a player was racially abused during an Under-21 game on Tuesday, calling it 'baseless'.
CROATIAN club HNK Rijeka have strenuously denied any of their players racially abused Manchester City's Seko Fofana in a friendly.
Stadion Kantrida 8pm Stadion Kantrida RIJEKA v PRESTATYN SURPRISE packages Prestatyn Town are determined to emerge from tonight's Europa League second qualifying round first leg clash in Croatia with a good enough result to keep the tie alive for the return game at Rhyl next week.
The international Macedonian-Croatian Slavic Symposium on the subject "Croatian-Macedonian cultural, literary and linguistic ties" was held at the University of Rijeka in the second half of March.
Apart from Zagreb RK station as the origin and the Rijeka railway station as the terminal station on this line, the following stations have been selected as the technical stations:
Slijedi rad Silvane Vranic (Rijeka) i Ivane Nezic (Rijeka) Fonoloske napomene o govoru Brovinja u Istri kojim se na temelju inventara i distribucije vokala, konsonanata i prozodijskih jedinica dokazuje pripadnost brovinjskoga govora cakavskomu narjecju i podudarnost s labinskim govorima sredisnjega istarskoga poddijalekta ekavskoga dijalekta.