Definition of Westphalia in English:


Syllabification: West·pha·lia
Pronunciation: /wes(t)ˈfālyə, -ˈfālēə
A former province of northwestern Germany. German name Westfalen.



adjective & noun
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  • And the Congress of Vienna was chaired and run by the representative of the Austrian Kaiser, the highly-reactionary Prince Metternich (who was himself a Westphalian, curiously enough).
  • Charles Hallé, a Westphalian who moved to Paris and came to England in 1848, founded an orchestra for the Manchester Exhibition of 1857 and kept it intact for a series of concerts launched at his own risk the following year.
  • Meanwhile, plans are back on track for a museum honoring the achievements of the masterly Informel painter Emil Schumacher, to be located in Hagen, the nondescript Westphalian city of his birth.

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