or Slovene and Croatian Trst geographical name city & port NE Italy capital of Friuli-Venezia Giulia on Gulf of Trieste (inlet at head of the Adriatic NW of the Istrian Peninsula) population 229,216; once belonged to Austria; part of Italy 1919-47; in 1947 made with surrounding territory the Free Territory of Trieste under administration of the United Nations; city with N part of Free Territory returned to Italy 1953, S part of territory having previously been absorbed into Yugoslavia • Triestine adjective

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