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A region of central Italy in the Apennines. Occupied by the Umbrians in ancient times, it later fell to the Etruscans and then the Romans (c. 300 bc). After passing to various powers, Umbria came under the control of the papacy in the 1500s and joined the kingdom of Sardinia in 1860.
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Umbria(ˈʌmbrɪə; Italian ˈumbrja)
(Placename) a mountainous region of central Italy, in the valley of the Tiber. Pop: 834 210 (2003 est). Area: 8456 sq km (3265 sq miles)
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Um•bri•a(ˈʌm bri ə)
a region in central Italy. 819,000; 3270 sq. mi. (8470 sq. km).
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