saint gall

St. Gallen

[gah-luhn]
noun
1.
a canton in NE Switzerland. 777 sq. mi. (2010 sq. km).
2.
a city in and the capital of this canton.
French St. Gall [san gal] .
German Sankt Gallen.
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Saint Gall (French sɛ̃ ɡal, zaŋkt ˈɡalən)
 
n
1.  a canton of NE Switzerland. Capital: St Gall. Pop: 455 200 (2002 est). Area: 2012 sq km (777 sq miles)
2.  a town in NE Switzerland, capital of St Gall canton: an important educational centre in the Middle Ages. Pop: 72 626 (2000)

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saint gall

Irish monk who helped spread Irish influence while introducing Christianity to western Europe.

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