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1. a region of SW Italy: mostly mountainous and subject to earthquakes. Chief town: Reggio di Calabria. Population: 2 075 842 (1996 est.). Area: 15 080 sq. km (5822 sq. miles).
2. an ancient region of extreme SE Italy (3rd century  BC to about 668  AD); now part of Apulia.

Derived words: Calabrian adjective, noun.

Summary Article: Calabria from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide
Mountainous region occupying the "toe" of Italy, comprising the provinces of Catanzaro, Cosenza, Crotone, Reggio di Calabria, and Vibo Valenzia; area 15,080 sq km/5,822 sq mi; population (2001 est) 1,993,300. A peninsula lying between the Tyrrhenian and Ionian seas, Calabria is separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina, and has a narrow, fertile coastal strip. Its capital is Catanzaro, and other major towns include Crotone and Reggio di Calabria. Physical The region contains two groups of the southern Apennines; in the southern group lies the peak of Aspromonte. The northern group in Cosenza province includes the plateau of La Sila. Economy On the densely populated plains and hillslopes, intensive garden plots produce cereals, vegetables, oranges, almonds, wine, and figs. There are also extensive olive groves. The development of industry and coastal tourism has helped to stem the tide of emigrati...    Continue Reading

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