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Ve•ne•ti•avəˈni ʃi ə, -ʃə(n.)
a historic area in NE Italy and NW Yugoslavia, bounded by the Alps, the Po River, and the Adriatic Sea.
Category: Ancient History, Geography (places)
Ref: Italian, Venezia. 1
Veneto, Venezia-Euganea, Venetia(noun)
a region of northeastern Italy on the Adriatic
of debated meaning used since the late Middle Ages.
Veneto or Venetia is one of the twenty regions of Italy. Its population is about five million, ranking fifth in Italy. The region's capital and largest city is Venice. Veneto, as part of the Republic of Venice, was an independent state for more than a millennium. Venice ruled for centuries over one of the largest and richest maritime republics and trade empires in the world. After the Napoleonic Wars and the Congress of Vienna, the Republic was annexed by the Austrian Empire, until it was ceded to the Kingdom of Italy in 1866, as a result of the Third Italian War of Independence. The Statute of Veneto describes Venetians as a "people". Besides Italian, most inhabitants also speak Venetian. Having been for a long period in history a land of mass emigration, Veneto is today one of the greatest immigrant-receiving regions in the country, with 454,453 foreigners in 2008, the most recent of which are Romanian and Moroccan. The region is home to a notable nationalist movement. The region's largest party is the Venetist/Padanist Liga Veneta, a founding member of Lega Nord.
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