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).
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How to use Galicia in a sentence
In the related narrative, when the Milesians invaded Ireland from Galicia, Eriu and her two sisters Banba and Fotla went forth and greeted the newcomers.
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 DAILY BEAST
The written word has no greater champion than Herr Besofsky from Galicia.Joseph Roth’s Letters Reveal a Great Forgotten Writer | Anthony Heilbut | February 10, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
There is a greater similarity between Galicia and Portugal than between the former and any other province of Spain.Spanish Life in Town and Country | L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
Prince Galitzin had been put at the head of thirty thousand unwilling Russians, and sent to invade Galicia.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte | William Milligan Sloane
The government here is therefore diametrically opposite to that of Galicia, and the other provinces.
The province of Galicia is one of the largest in Spain, and said to be one of the best peopled.
The long expected Constitution for Galicia has at length appeared.
British Dictionary definitions for 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)
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