Naples

geographical name
Na·​ples | \ ˈnā-pəlz How to pronounce Naples (audio) \
variants: or Italian Napoli \ ˈnä-​pō-​lē How to pronounce Naples (audio) \ or ancient Neapolis \ nē-​ˈa-​pə-​ləs How to pronounce Naples (audio) \

Definition of Naples

city and port on the Bay of Naples (an inlet of the Tyrrhenian Sea) in southern Italy population 962,003

Note: Naples serves as capital of the region of Campania.

— see also neapolitan

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“Naples.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Naples. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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