What does Galicia mean?

Definitions for Galicia
gəˈlɪʃ ə, -ˈlɪʃ i ə; for 2 also Sp. gɑˈli θyɑ, -syɑgali·ci·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Galicianoun

    a region (and former kingdom) in northwestern Spain on the Atlantic and the Bay of Biscay


  1. galicia

    Galicia is an autonomous community located in the northwest region of Spain, bordered by Portugal to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the west and north. It is known for its distinct Celtic cultural influences, unique language (Galician), lush landscapes, and rich seafood cuisine.


  1. Galicia

    Galicia is an autonomous community in northwest Spain, with the official status of a nationality. It comprises the provinces of A Coruña, Lugo, Ourense and Pontevedra, being bordered by Portugal to the south, the Spanish autonomous communities of Castile and León and Asturias to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Bay of Biscay to the north. It had a population of 2,778,913 in 2012, and has a total area of 29,574 km². Galicia has over 1,660 km of coastline, including its offshore islands and islets, among them Cíes Islands, Ons, Sálvora, Cortegada, and—the largest and the most populated one—Arousa Island. The area now called Galicia was first inhabited by humans during the Middle Palaeolithic period, and it takes its name from the Gallaeci, the Celtic peoples living north of the Douro river during the last millennium BC, in a region largely coincidental with that of the Iron Age local Castro Culture. Galicia was incorporated into the Roman Empire at the end of the Cantabrian Wars in 19 BC, being turned into a Roman province in the 3rd century of our era. In 410 the Germanic Suebi established a kingdom with its capital in Braga which was incorporated into that of the Visigoths in 585. In 711 the Arabs invaded the Iberian peninsula, taking the Visigoth kingdom, but soon in 740 Galicia was incorporated into the Christian kingdom of Asturias. During the Middle Ages, the kingdom of Galicia was occasionally ruled by its own kings, but most of the time it was leagued to the kingdom of Leon and later to that of Castile, while maintaining its own legal and customary practices and personality. From the 13th century on the kings of Castile, as kings of Galicia, appointed an Adelantado Maior, whose attributions passed to the Governor and Captain General of the Kingdom of Galicia from the last years of the 15th century. The Governor also presided the Real Audiencia del Reino de Galicia, a Royal tribunal and government body. From the 16th century the representation and voice of the kingdom was held by an assembly of deputies and representatives of the cities of the kingdom, the Cortes or Junta of the Kingdom of Galicia, institution which was forcibly discontinued in 1833 when the kingdom was divided into four administrative provinces with no legal mutual links. During the 19th and 20th centuries grew the demand for self-government and for the recognition of the personality of Galicia, demand which led to the frustrated Statute of Autonomy of 1936, and to the Statute of Autonomy of 1981, currently in force.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Galicia

    1, an old province (1,919) of Spain, formerly a kingdom in the NW. corner of it, fronting the Bay of Biscay and the Atlantic; now divided into the four minor provinces, Coruña, Lugo, Orense, Pontevedra; the county is hilly, well watered, fertile, and favoured with a fine climate, but cultivated only very partially; some mining is carried on. 2, A crownland (6,607) in the NE. of Austria, between Russia and the Carpathians; the inhabitants are mainly Slavs, but there is a goodly number of Jews, Germans, Poles, &c.; the land is fertile, consists chiefly of extensive plains, well watered by the Dneister and other large rivers, and yields abundance of cereals, while one-fourth is covered with forest; timber is largely exported, and salt; many of the useful metals are found, and productive petroleum wells; it has an independent Diet, but an Austrian governor; Austria annexed it in 1772.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. galicia

    A province of Northwest Spain, was conquered by D. Junius Brutus, 136 B.C., and by the Vandals, 419, and was subdued by successive invaders.

  2. galicia

    A kingdom or province of the Austrian empire, which formerly constituted a part of Poland. East Galicia was acquired by the emperor of Germany at the partition in 1772; and West Galicia at that of 1795. The latter was ceded to the grand duchy of Warsaw in 1809; but recovered by Austria in 1815.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Galicia is ranked #3837 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Galicia surname appeared 9,229 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Galicia.

    90.5% or 8,361 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.4% or 412 total occurrences were Asian.
    4.2% or 389 total occurrences were White.
    0.2% or 27 total occurrences were Black.
    0.2% or 25 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.1% or 15 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Galicia in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Galicia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Galicia in a Sentence

  1. Joaquin Almeyra:

    There aren't too many options to invest in financials in Argentina and Galicia is one of the biggest plays in the country, the problem is the size (of the deal).

  2. Claudia Galan:

    They told Francisco Galicia Francisco Galicia had no right to an attorney, once I went to border patrol headquarters, they told me the same thing. ... They said that I couldn't get any information until Francisco Galicia consented, but Francisco Galicia didn't even know I was trying to get Francisco Galicia out.

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