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  1. a peninsula in NW European Turkey, extending between the Aegean Sea and the Dardanelles. 50 miles (80 km) long.
  2. a port in NW Turkey.
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Also called Gallipoli Peninsula.Turkish Ge·li·bo·lu [ge-lee-baw-loo] /gɛˈli bɔ lu/.
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  1. a peninsula in NW Turkey, between the Dardanelles and the Gulf of Saros: scene of a costly but unsuccessful Allied campaign in 1915
  2. a port in NW Turkey, at the entrance to the Sea of Marmara: historically important for its strategic position. Pop: 22 000 (latest est)
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Turkish name: Gelibolu
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