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Naples

Line breaks: Na¦ples
Pronunciation: /ˈneɪp(ə)lz
 
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Definition of Naples in English:

A city and port on the west coast of Italy, capital of Campania region; population 963,661 (2008). It was formerly the capital of the kingdom of Naples and Sicily (1816–60). Italian name Napoli.

Origin

from Latin Neapolis, from Greek neos 'new' + polis 'city'.

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