- an ancient region in S Italy, NW of the Gulf of Taranto.
- a modern region in S Italy, comprising most of the ancient region. 3856 sq. mi. (9985 sq. km).
- Mount, a mountain in the SW Yukon Territory, Canada, in the St. Elias Mountains. 17,147 feet (5226 meters).
Italian Ba·si·li·ca·ta [bah-zee-lee-kah-tah] /bɑˌzi liˈkɑ tɑ/ (for defs 1, 2).
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In Basilicata and Calabria, hundreds of families are living in houses where electricity has been cut off.Europe’s Austerity Crisis Ravages Italy’s South
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Did he imagine the mountain-paths of the Basilicata were like Pall Mall?Paul Gosslett's Confessions in Love, Law, and The Civil Service
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Up to 1806 Lucera was the capital of the provinces of Basilicata and Molise.
It was the time of the great famine and pestilence in the Basilicata.
While we were at Naples, every one was full of the terrible earthquake which in December had been devastating the Basilicata.
When the war-trumpet shall call the Italian sons of the Basilicata there will be no answer.The conquest of Rome
- a region of S Italy, between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Gulf of Taranto. Capital: Potenza. Pop: 596 821 (2003 est). Area: 9985 sq km (3855 sq miles)
- the Latin name for Basilicata
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