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  1. a city in SW Ecuador.
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Examples from the Web for cuenca

Historical Examples

  • We visited Cuenca, Segovia, and many an out-of-the-way spot.

    Tracks of a Rolling Stone

    Henry J. Coke

  • So does Albarracin, in tertio-decimo: and the situation of Cuenca is probably the grandest of all.

    Northern Spain

    Edgar T. A. Wigram

  • I, p. 546, for the period in which Sigenza was conjoined with the tribunal of Cuenca.

  • The province supports a slightly higher population than that of Cuenca.


    Wentworth Webster

  • The first who adventured was Alonso de Hojeda, a native of Cuenca.

British Dictionary definitions for cuenca


  1. a city in SW Ecuador: university (1868). Pop: 311 000 (2005 est)
  2. a town in central Spain: prosperous in the Middle Ages for its silver and textile industries. Pop: 47 201 (2003 est)
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