Modena[mōd′'n ə, môd′-; môd′-]
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commune in N Italy, in Emilia-Romagna: pop. 177,000
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A city of northern Italy west-northwest of Bologna. An ancient Etruscan settlement and later (after 183 B.C.) a Roman colony, Modena became a free commune in the 12th century A.D. and was absorbed into Italy in 1860. Population: 180,000.