/ (Italian baziliˈkata) /
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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)
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Words nearby Basilicata
Basil I, Basilian, basilic, basilica, basilican, Basilicata, basilic vein, basilisk, Basilius, basil thyme, basin
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How to use Basilicata in a sentence
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|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Charles of Duras had her taken to Muro, in the Basilicata, and had her put to death seven or eight months afterward.Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
When the war-trumpet shall call the Italian sons of the Basilicata there will be no answer.The conquest of Rome|Matilde Serao
The cradle-singer of the Basilicata desires for her nursling that he may outstrip the sun and moon in their race.Essays in the Study of Folk-Songs (1886)|Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
Up to 1806 Lucera was the capital of the provinces of Basilicata and Molise.
It was the chief town of the Basilicata from 1664 till 1811, when the French transferred the administration to Potenza.