- a region in N Italy. 3,948,135; 8547 sq. mi. (22,135 sq. km).
- a region of N central Italy, on the Adriatic: rises from the plains of the Po valley in the north to the Apennines in the south. Capital: Bologna. Pop: 4 030 220 (2003 est). Area: 22 123 sq km (8628 sq miles)