[pam-ploh-nuh; Spanish pahm-plaw-nah]
Also Pampeluna. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. a city in N Spain in the foothills of the Pyrenees: capital of the kingdom of Navarre from the 11th century until 1841. Pop: 190 937 (2003 est)Former name: Pampeluna
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Word Origin and History for pamplona


city in Spain, Roman Pompeiopolis, named for Pompey, Roman emperor who founded it 68 B.C.E.

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