Liguria meaning

lĭ-gyo͝or'ē-ə
A region of northwest Italy on the Ligurian Sea, an arm of the Mediterranean Sea between northwest Italy and Corsica. Named for an ancient pre-Indo-European people, the Ligurii, the region was subdued by the Romans in the 2nd century bc and was later (16th–19th century) controlled by Genoa. A small section of the coastline surrounding Genoa formed the Ligurian Republic from 1797 until 1815.
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Region of NW Italy, on the Ligurian Sea: 2,093 sq mi (5,421 sq km); chief city, Genoa.
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