- 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. About 30,500 sq. mi. (79,000 sq. km).
- a maritime region in NW Spain: a former kingdom, and later a province. 11,256 sq. mi. (29,153 sq. km).
Examples from the Web for galicia
The Spanish press reports that she is originally from Galicia in northwest Spain.Ebola Contracted in Madrid Hospital Could Spread in Europe
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 7, 2014
The written word has no greater champion than Herr Besofsky from Galicia.Joseph Roth’s Letters Reveal a Great Forgotten Writer
February 10, 2012
Statistics are not available, because in Galicia they have not been kept from this point of view.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
They have yet to cross the range from Hungary back into Galicia.
An immediate offensive was required, because she must hold Galicia at all cost.
It was, of course, not to the interest of the Russians to mistreat the people of Galicia.
As for the Austrians, they were in their own country when in Galicia.
- (ɡəˈlɪʃɪə, -ˈlɪʃə) a region of E central Europe on the N side of the Carpathians, now in SE Poland and Ukraine
- (Spanish ɡaˈliθja) an autonomous region and former kingdom of NW Spain, on the Bay of Biscay and the Atlantic. Pop: 1 969 000 (2003 est)
Word Origin and History for galicia
region in Central Europe, perhaps ultimately from Lithuanian galas "end, peak," in reference to the Carpathian Mountains which rise there, or from the root of Gaul. The region in northwestern Spain of the same name is perhaps from the Celtic root cala "watercourse," or else it, too, might be from Gaul.