from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A region and former kingdom of southeast Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Settled by Carthaginians, it was conquered by the Moors in the 8th century and became an independent Moorish kingdom in the 11th century. It was annexed by Castile in 1266.
  • A city of southeast Spain north-northwest of Cartagena. Originally a Roman settlement, it was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Murcia. Population: 423,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An autonomous community in south-eastern Spain.
  • proper n. The capital city of the region of Murcia.


From Spanish Murcia. (Wiktionary)



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