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Molise

(mōlē`zā), region (1991 pop. 330,900), 1,714 sq mi (4,439 sq km), S central Italy, bordering on the Adriatic Sea in the east. CampobassoCampobasso
, city (1991 pop. 50,941), capital of Molise and of Campobasso prov., S central Italy. It is an agricultural and industrial center. Manufactures include cement, soap, textiles, and cutlery. In the city are a 15th-century castle and a museum of archaeology.
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 is the capital of the region, which is divided into the provinces of Campobasso and Isérnia. Mostly mountainous, Molise is crossed by the Apennines; there is a narrow coastal strip. The main occupation in the generally poor region is farming; cereals, pigs, and sheep are raised. Molise's few industries include the processing of food and the manufacture of clothing. Molise was conquered by the Romans in the 4th cent. B.C. After the fall of Rome it came under the Lombard duchy of Benevento (6th–11th cent.). From the 12th cent., it shared the history of AbruzziAbruzzi
, region (1991 pop. 1,249,054), 4,167 sq mi (10,793 sq km), central Italy, bordering on the Adriatic Sea in the east. L'Aquila is the capital of the region, which is divided into Chieti, L'Aquila, Pescara, and Teramo provs. (named for their capitals).
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Molise

 

a region in southern Italy, on the Italian Peninsula. Area, 4,400 sq km; population, 319,600 (1971).

Formed in 1965, Molise consists of the provinces of Campobasso and Isernia. The city of Campobasso is the regional capital. A hilly plain stretches along the Adriatic Sea in the northeast. The Molise plateau, which occupies the central part of the region, is composed mainly of flysch. In the south the Matese mountain range, composed of limestone, leads into the Apennines and reaches an elevation of 2,050 m (Mount Miletto).

Agriculture is the chief economic activity of the region. Less than 50 percent of the land is under cultivation; wheat and legumes are among the principal crops. Grapes and olives are cultivated in the foothills and on the gentle slopes of the lower belt of the mountains. In the mountain pastures, livestock raising, chiefly of sheep (138,000 head in 1971), is predominant. Agricultural products are processed, and there are various cottage industries. Molise is a growing tourist center, and facilities such as hotels and swimming pools have been built since 1973.

Molise

a region of S central Italy, the second smallest of the regions: separated from Abruzzi e Molise in 1965. Capital: Campobasso. Pop.: 321 047 (2003 est.). Area: 4438 sq. km (1731 sq. miles)
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Address for correspondence: Gian Mario Cosseddu, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise G.
This was followed by a visit to the main Abruzzo Lazio and Molise Park visitor center where the Chouf team examined a number of exhibits that could be emulated in Lebanon.
But cheeky Molise had other ideas as they played with a musical toy and began tickling the 23-year-old prince - who responded by sticking his tongue out at the little boy.
The third and fourth, more empirical, sections, are written respectively by Matthew Hibberd (of the University of Stirling, UK and a visiting professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome), who is an expert on broadcasting and who has written extensively on the Italian situation; and Emiliana De Blasio, who is a lecturer in Sociology of the Mass Media at the University of Molise and also teaches new technologies and communication at the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome.
In addition, Cirese, an educator for most of his life and perhaps not an active participant in agricultural or pastoral life, successfully paints a realistic picture of the rural Molise he lived in, and captures, without a doubt, the "culture of the illiterate people" (145).
Aliquots of samples were shipped to the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise in Teramo, Italy, where virus isolation was conducted on samples positive for virus by RT-PCR by infecting Vero E6 cell (ATCC CRL-1586 VERO C1008) monolayers (online Technical Appendix Table 1, wwwnc.
Two research projects - being conducted by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls at the University's Waite Campus - will start next month in collaboration with researchers from the Italian universities of Bari and Molise.
Former Cardiff architect Luigi Scalera now sells olive oil at the festival sourced from his home village of Colletorto in the Molise region of Italy.
Panfili, DiStaam, Universita degli Studi del Molise, Via de Sanctis, 86100 Campobasso, Italy; phone: +39 0874 4041; email: panfili@unimol.
MOLISE, Italy, February 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- One of Italy's smallest regions, the quiet rural backwater of Molise is beginning to lure refugees from the high-pressure lifestyles of the industrialised cities of northern Europe.
In another fun picture, Harry playfully pokes his tongue out at Molise, four, as the lads tickle each other.
Umberto came to Cardiff in 1953 from Campo Basso, the capital city of the Molise region in Italy, and he headed to the labour exchange for employment at the steelworks," said Ann.