Messina

[ me-see-nuh ]
/ mɛˈsi nə /

noun

a seaport in NE Sicily.
Strait of, a strait between Sicily and Italy. 2½ miles (4 km) wide.

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Messina
/ (mɛˈsiːnə) /

noun

a port in NE Sicily, on the Strait of Messina : colonized by Greeks around 730 bc; under Spanish rule (1282–1676 and 1678–1713); university (1549). Pop: 252 026 (2001)
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