Trieste

geographical name
Tri·​este | \ trē-ˈest How to pronounce Trieste (audio) , -ˈe-stē, -ˈe-stā\
variants: or Slovene and Croatian Trst \ ˈtərst How to pronounce Trst (audio) \

Definition of Trieste

city and port in northeastern Italy population 202,123

Note: Trieste serves as capital of the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and is located on Gulf of Trieste (an inlet at the head of the Adriatic Sea northwest of the Istrian Peninsula). Trieste once belonged to Austria, then was part of Italy from 1919 to 1947, when it along with surrounding territory became the Free Territory of Trieste under the administration of the United Nations. The city along with the northern part of the Free Territory returned to Italy 1953, by which time the southern part of the territory had been absorbed into Yugoslavia.

Other Words from Trieste

Triestine \ trē-​ˈe-​stən How to pronounce Triestine (audio) , -​ˌstēn \ adjective

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