from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Formerly Fi·u·me (fyo͞oˈmā, -mĕ)Rijeka A city of western Croatia on the Adriatic Sea west-southwest of Zagreb. Held at various times by Austria, Croatia, France, and Hungary, it was seized by Italian irregulars in 1919. The Treaty of Rapallo between Italy and Yugoslavia (1920) guaranteed its status as an independent city, although it was formally annexed by Italy four years later. Rijeka was transferred officially to Yugoslavia in 1947 and remained under its rule until Croatian independence in 1991. Population: 143,000.

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  • proper n. A coastal city in Croatia.


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  • It was a very hot day today in Rijeka, which is, of course, a concern not just for the ailing pope but also for some of the elderly people who have been waiting for him under the sweltering sun for several hours.

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  • Croatia settled for a play-off berth despite goals from Eduardo da Silva and Mario Mandzukic giving them a 2-0 win over Latvia in Rijeka.

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  • Finally, the HUPE conference (the Croatian teachers association conference) has been held in Opatija the last two years, just down the road from where Csíkszentmihályi was born in Fiume, now Rijeka.

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  • You are very close to the island of Hvar - which is GORGEOUS - and to the little area of Rijeka/Opatia, which you should definitely spend some time in.

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  • Located in Rijeka, Croatia, this urban design incorporates public indoor and outdoor spaces into a modern example of a multi-functional city center.

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  • We have some rain right now and also we have alerts here into the Rijeka region and Split in Croatia.

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  • An additonal 7,000 will arrive through the port towns of Split and Rijeka, and then travel by road and rail into the British sector.

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  • There are important seaports at Rijeka, Split, Pula, Zadar, Sibenik, and Dubrovnik. —continue at Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.


  • The following year, while traveling from Zagreb to Rijeka when the door blew away from the cockpit, forcing him out of the plane.

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  • But authorities reportedly found some surprises in its hold when the vessel docked in the Croatian port of Rijeka last week.



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