Translation of poblar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 [territorio/región] 1.1 [colonos/inmigrantes] (ir a ocupar) to settle, populate 1.2 [autoridades/gobierno] (mandar a ocupar) to populate, settle poblaron la región con colonos y esclavos they settled the region with colonists and slaves 1.3 (habitar) to inhabit distintas etnias poblaban la región various ethnic groups lived in o/or inhabited the region las estrellas que pueblan el firmamento [literario/literary] the stars which populate the firmament las pintadas que poblaban las fachadas the graffiti that covered the facades
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (poblarse)
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An estanco is an establishment selling tobacco, stamps, bus and subway passes and other products whose sale is restricted. Cigarettes etc are sold in bars and cafés but at higher prices. Estancos also sell stationery and sometimes newspapers.