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Definitions for galataˈgɑ lɑ tɑ

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  1. Galata

    Galata was a neighbourhood in Constantinople, located at the northern shore of the Golden Horn, the inlet which separates it from the historic peninsula of old Constantinople. The Golden Horn is crossed by several bridges, most notably the Galata Bridge. The medieval citadel of Galata was a colony of the Republic of Genoa between 1273 and 1453. The famous Galata Tower was built by the Genoese in 1348 at the northernmost and highest point of the citadel. There are several theories concerning the origin of the name Galata. According to the Italians, the name comes from Calata as the neighbourhood is sloped and goes downwards to the sea from a hilltop. The Greeks believe that the name comes either from Galaktos or from the word Galat as the Celtic tribe of Galatians were thought to have camped here during the Hellenistic period before settling into Galatia in central Anatolia. The inhabitants of Galatia are famous for the Epistle to the Galatians and the Dying Galatian statue.

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  1. Galata

    a faubourg of Constantinople where the European merchants reside.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of galata in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of galata in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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