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 (ŭm′brē-ə, o͞om′brē-ä)
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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(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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(ˈʌm bri ə)

a region in central Italy. 819,000; 3270 sq. mi. (8470 sq. km).
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Noun1.Umbria - a mountainous region in central ItalyUmbria - a mountainous region in central Italy
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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Umbria Commercial Center, a joint venture between Piccadilly Circus Landing Inc.
For reasons now obscure, the region of Umbria in central Italy was particularly noted as the home of itinerant medicine-peddlers, and the Italian word cerretano, which literally meant "an inhabitant of Cerreto," a town in eastern Umbria, became an epithet for a quack physician.
Summary: Yesterday, July 22, the Kyrgyz Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Dil held a meeting with businessmen from the province of Umbria (Italy).
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FLORENTYNA Parker played a superb final round to win the Ladies Italian Open and complete an English one-two with secondplaced Holly Clyburn in Umbria. Parker carded an excellent 68 on the final day at Perugia Golf Club to score seven-under-par - one stroke ahead of Clyburn, who played a closing round of 70.
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By Steve Riches, travel consultant MORNING: A long swim, then a feast of warm bread, boiled eggs, beef carpaccio and runny Gorgonzola with my wife, Stena, kids and grandchildren on the terrace of Prato di Sotto, our hideaway high in the mountains of Umbria. The loveliest part of lovely Italy.