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Type Political Subdivision

Meaning & History

The origin of the name is uncertain: it may come from the Greek term βασιλικός (basilikos), a title given to the Byzantine governors of the region; it may be derived from the church of Acerenza, whose bishop had jurisdiction over the territory; or it may be connected to Basil II Porphyrogenitus, Byzantine emperor from 976 to 1025.

This is the name of a region in southern Italy. Basilicata is also known as Lucania.
Added 1/22/2021 by VerdeIperbolico
Edited 2/3/2021 by VerdeIperbolico