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There are two well-known places called Galicia:

  • Galicia, one of Spain's autonomous communities.
  • Galicia (Central Europe), an historical region which is currently divided between Poland and Ukraine. The name derives from the old capital of Halych (Galic) and the region is known in Ukrainian as Halychyna. This region is identical with medieval kingdom of Halych-Volhynia.

Other places called or related to Galicia are: Galicia (Spain) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Coat-of-arms of Galicia Galicia is a historical region currently split between Poland and Ukraine. ... Jackdaw on the coat-of-arms of Galicia alludes to the name of Halych Halych (Russian and Ukrainian: ) is a historic town in Western Ukraine on the Dniester River. ... Galicia (Ukrainian: Галичина (Halychyna), Polish: Galicja, German: Galizien, Slovak: Halič, Romanian: Galiţia, Hungarian: Gácsország) is the name of a region of Central Europe. ... Halych-Volhynia, or Halych-Volodymyr, was a large state in Ruthenia (Rus ) which existed in the 13th and 14th centuries. ...

  • Gallaecia, a Roman province in the Iberian peninsula corresponding to the combination of the modern Galicia (Spain) and northern Portugal.
  • Kingdom of Galicia, a medieval kingdom roughly corresponding to the Roman province of Gallaecia.

Gallaecia or Callaecia (from Gaulish *gal-laikos smoke?-hero/warrior) was the name of a Roman province that comprised a territory in the north-west of Hispania (approximately the current Galicia of Spain and the north of Portugal). ... ...

Other uses

  • Galícia Esporte Clube, a Brazilian football club.
  • Deportivo Galicia, a Venezuelan football club.
  • Galicia Division, a Ukrainian military formation in the German armed forces during World War II.

Galícia Esporte Clube is a Brazilian football club from Salvador, capital of the state of Bahia, in Brazils northeast region. ... Deportivo Galicia (currently Galicia de Aragua) is a traditional football club from Venezuela. ... SS Galizien (1st Ukrainian) shields 1943-1945 SS Division Galizien (Ukrainian: ), 14. ...

See also

  • Nueva Galicia, a region of New Spain, now in modern Mexico.
  • Galatia, Turkey.
  • Galaţi County, Romania.

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is known as Galicia is one of the historical regions of Poland, especially its western part (west of the San River), traditionally called Malopolska, i.e.
The Austrians invented a name Galicia for these new areas (in 1815, northern regions of it were ceded to Russia and became part of the Kingdom of Poland dependent on Russia).
The regions of Spis and Orava, adjacent to Galicia are marked in yellow and the red line shows their division between Poland and Slovakia in 1920.
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Galicia is known in Spain as the "land of the 1000 rivers".
Galicia's richdom in water and its Rias are characteristical for its nature.
The first cultures which left their tracks in Galicia were Celtic, while Romans left as a legacy the walls of Lugo, the bridge of Ourense, and the Tower of Hercules.
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