geographical name 1. region E central Europe including N slopes of the Carpathians & valleys of the upper Vistula, Dniester, Bug, & Seret rivers; former Austrian crown land; belonged to Poland between the two world wars; now divided between Poland & Ukraine 2. region & ancient kingdom NW Spain bordering on the Atlantic • Galician adjective or noun

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  • GALICIA — (Pol. Galicia; Ger. Galizien; Rus. Galitsiya), geographical political region of E. Europe, in S.E. Poland and N.W. Ukraine, extending northward from the Carpathians into the Vistula Valley to the San River. After numerous changes in the Middle… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Galicia — es una comunidad autónoma española (Galiza en gallego), situada al noroeste de la Península Ibérica. Geográficamente, limita al norte con el mar Cantábrico, al sur con Portugal, al oeste con el océano Atlántico y al este con el Principado de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Galicia — bezeichnet: Galicia, Autonome Gemeinschaft im Nordwesten Spaniens Galicia (1925), Leichter Kreuzer der spanischen Marine Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • GALICIA — vide Gallaecia Plin. l. 3. c. 3 …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Galicia — region in Central Europe, perhaps ultimately from Lith. galas end, peak, in reference to the Carpathian Mountains which rise there, or from the root of GAUL (Cf. Gaul). The region in northwestern Spain of the same name is perhaps from the Celtic… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Galicia — [gə lish′ə] 1. region of SE Poland & NW Ukraine: formerly an Austrian crown land 2. region of NW Spain: 11,365 sq mi (29,435 sq km); pop. 2,825,000: a former medieval kingdom …   English World dictionary

  • Galicia — Para otros usos de este término, véase Galicia (desambiguación). Galicia Comunidad autónoma de España …   Wikipedia Español

  • Galicia — /geuh lish ee euh, lish euh/; for 2 also Sp. /gah lee thyah/, n. 1. a region in E central Europe: a former crown land of Austria, included in S Poland after World War I, and now partly in Ukraine. ab. 30,500 sq. mi. (79,000 sq. km). 2. a maritime …   Universalium

  • Galicia — There are two well known places called Galicia: *Galicia (Spain), a geographical region and one of the autonomous communities in Spain *Galicia (Central Europe), a historical region in Central Europe, currently divided between Poland and Ukraine… …   Wikipedia

  • Galicia — Galice Pour les articles homonymes, voir Galice (homonymie).  Ne pas confondre avec la région ukrainienne de Galicie. Communauté autonome de Galice …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Galicia — noun /ɡəˈlɪs.i.ə,ɡəˈlɪʃ.ə/ a) A former Iberian kingdom, now an autonomous region of Spain. The czar had declared the liberation of the Ukrainian minorities inhabiting the eastern portion of the Austrian imperial province of Galicia, the Austrian… …   Wiktionary

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