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Gorizia

[gaw-ree-tsyah] /gɔˈri tsyɑ/
noun
1.
a city in NE Italy, on the Isonzo River, N of Trieste.
German Görz.
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Gorizia

/Italian ɡoˈrittsja/
noun
1.
a city in NE Italy, in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, on the Isonzo River: cultural centre under the Hapsburgs. Pop: 35 667 (2001) German name Görz Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian name Gorica
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town, Friuli-Venezia Giulia regione, northeastern Italy, on the Isonzo River north of Trieste. From the 11th century Gorizia was the seat of the independent county of Gorizia until it passed to Austria in 1500. A noted cultural centre under Austrian rule, it was the capital of the Habsburg crownland of Gorz-Gradisca after 1815. The area, especially around Monte San Michele (899 feet [274 m]) to the southwest, was the scene of heavy fighting between the Austrians and the Italians during World War I, and the town, much damaged, was annexed by Italy in 1919. By treaty in 1947 Yugoslavia received the northern outskirts of the town, and the adjoining Yugoslav town of Nova Gorica was developed

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