Basilicata



Italian name of Lucania (defs 1, 2).
Contemporary Examples

In Basilicata and Calabria, hundreds of families are living in houses where electricity has been cut off.
Europe’s Austerity Crisis Ravages Italy’s South Barbie Latza Nadeau October 1, 2012

Historical Examples

It was the chief town of the Basilicata from 1664 till 1811, when the French transferred the administration to Potenza.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 7 Various

Up to 1806 Lucera was the capital of the provinces of Basilicata and Molise.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 1 Various

Merino sheep have been acclimatized in the Abruzzi, Capitanata and Basilicata.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1 Various

While we were at Naples, every one was full of the terrible earthquake which in December had been devastating the Basilicata.
Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 Augustus J. C. Hare

Did he imagine the mountain-paths of the Basilicata were like Pall Mall?
Paul Gosslett’s Confessions in Love, Law, and The Civil Service Charles James Lever

When the war-trumpet shall call the Italian sons of the Basilicata there will be no answer.
The conquest of Rome Matilde Serao

Evening was falling on the Basilicata, the shadowy, hazy twilight of the fading midsummer day.
The Hill of Venus Nathan Gallizier

The cradle-singer of the Basilicata desires for her nursling that he may outstrip the sun and moon in their race.
Essays in the Study of Folk-Songs (1886) Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco

It was the time of the great famine and pestilence in the Basilicata.
Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 Augustus J. C. Hare

noun
a region of S Italy, between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Gulf of Taranto. Capital: Potenza. Pop: 596 821 (2003 est). Area: 9985 sq km (3855 sq miles)

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