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Terni

(tār`nē), city (1991 pop. 108,248), capital of Terni prov., Umbria region, central Italy, on the Nera River. Its manufactures include iron and steel, munitions, textiles, machinery, and chemicals, and it has movie studios. Hydroelectric power is generated at nearby waterfalls, which were formed in 272 B.C. when the Romans connected the Velino River with the Nera. Terni, which claims to be the home of the original St. ValentineValentine, Saint,
d. c.270, Roman martyr priest. The customs connected with him in English-speaking countries are probably a survival from a period when a pagan festival associated with love occurred about Feb.
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, was an ancient Umbrian town. It passed to the papacy in the 14th cent. The ruins of a Roman town are nearby, at Carsulae. TacitusTacitus
(Cornelius Tacitus), c.A.D. 55–c.A.D. 117, Roman historian. Little is known for certain of his life. He was a friend of Pliny the Younger and married the daughter of Agricola. In A.D.
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 was born (A.D. 55) in Terni.
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Terni

 

a city in central Italy, situated on the Nera River; capital of the province of Terni in Umbria. Population, 110,000 (1973). Terni, a transportation junction, has enterprises of the ferrous metallurgy industry and of the heavy machine-building, chemical, textile, sugar, leather, furniture, and jute industries. The Cascata delle Marmore Hydroelectric Power Plant, on the Velino River, is near Terni.

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Terni

an industrial city in central Italy, in Umbria: site of waterfalls created in Roman times. Pop.: 105 018 (2001)
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