Chioggia

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Chioggia

(kyôd`jä), city (1991 pop. 53,179), Venetia, NE Italy, on a small island at the southern end of the Lagoon of Venice (an arm of the Gulf of Venice), connected to the mainland by a bridge. It is an important fishing port and commercial center. In 1379–80 several naval battles were fought off Chioggia in the war between Venice and Genoa. The liberation of the town from the Genoese turned the war in favor of Venice. Old houses and churches, canals, and sailboats help make Chioggia a picturesque tourist spot.
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Chioggia

 

a city in Italy, in Venezio Region, Veneto Province. Population, 47,200 (1966). Chioggia is located on islands separated by canals; it is linked by railroad with the mainland. The city is one of the country’s most important fishing centers and has a fish-canning industry. Chioggia also has a shipyard, and it is a center for tourism and underwater sports.

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