[ree-ek-uh; Serbo-Croatian. ree-ye-kah]
- a seaport in W Croatia, on the Adriatic.
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Examples from the Web for rijeka
Off we tore again, and at last reached that point where the descent begins in serpentines to Rijeka.
A road which is being built between Virpazar and Rijeka will supply a long-felt want.
The voyage up to Rijeka is delightful, as the boat threads her way through a narrow channel between lofty green hills.
And—for he was quite abreast of his times—he sent to Venice for type and started a printing press at Rijeka.
He built a castle above Rijeka as a defence to his new frontier, and swore to hold the Black Mountain against all comers.
- a port in Croatia: an ancient town, changing hands many times before passing to Yugoslavia in 1947 until Croatia became independent in 1991. Pop: 135 000 (2005 est)Italian name: Fiume