What is Milan?

  • (noun): The capital of Lombardy in northern Italy; has been an international center of trade and industry since the Middle Ages.
    Synonyms: Milano


Milan (Italian: Milano ; Lombard: Milan ; German: Mailand; Latin: Mediolanum) is the second-largest city in Italy and the capital of Lombardy. The city proper has a population of about 1.35 million, while its urban area is the 5th largest in the EU and the largest in Italy with an estimated population of about 5.2 million. The massive suburban sprawl that followed the Italian economic miracle of 1950s–60s and the growth of a vast commuter belt, suggest that socioeconomic linkages have expanded well beyond the boundaries of its administrative limits and its agglomeration, creating a metropolitan area of 7-9 million people. It has been suggested that the Milan metropolitan area is part of the so-called Blue Banana, the area of Europe with the highest population and industrial density.

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2002 Milan – San Remo
... The 2002 Milan – San Remo was the 93rd edition of the monument classic Milan – San Remo and was won by Italian Mario Cipollini of Acqua Sapone-Acqua e Sapone-Cantina Tollo ...
Gabriel Milan - Early Life
... Milan came from a reputable Sephardic Jewish family, likely from Spain, and had connections in Portugal, Flanders, and Hamburg ... into a Catholic baptism, however, they had re-assumed their Jewish identity by the time of Milan’s life ... Milan was first married to the daughter of Benjamin Musaphia, a Jewish scholar and author of a number of scientific works regarding archaeology, Semite philology, and alchemy ...
1978–79 UEFA Cup - Second Round - Second Leg
... 1 November 1978 Milan 3–0 Levski Sofia Milan Referee John Gordon (Scotland) Maldera 12' Bigon 40' Chiodi 75' Milan won 4–1 on aggregate ... On November 23, 1978, UEFA fined Milan $14,000 for a bribery attempt to the Scottish referee John Gordon and linesmen Rollo Kyle and David McCartney (Italian ...
Milan, Ohio - Sister Cities
... The village of Milan currently has one international sister city ... Yawata, Kyoto (Japan) ...
Gabriel Milan
... Gabriel Milan (or Gavrī’el Mil’ō (גבריאל מילאו), c 1631 – 26 March 1689) was Jewish governor of the Danish West Indies (now known as the U.S ... Though he mainly went by the name of 'Gabriel Milan', he identified himself as Don Franco de Tebary Cordova in his correspondence with King Frederick III of Denmark ... of the early Danish West Indies governors, Milan's term was short and stormful, as he disagreed with the Danish management on several issues ...