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Provincial capital   /prəvˈɪnʃəl kˈæpətəl/   Listen
Provincial capital

The capital city of a province.

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"Provincial capital" Quotes from Famous Books

... Emperor of China," he would bring the Canton officials to reason by force. He accordingly assembled all his available forces, and proceeded up the river at the head of a strong squadron of boats with the avowed intention of forcing his way up to the provincial capital. On their side the Chinese made every preparation to defend the passage, and they blocked the navigation of the river with a double line of junks, while the Bogue forts were manned by all the troops of the province. When Admiral Drury came in sight of these defenses, which must have appeared ...
— China • Demetrius Charles Boulger

... days. The racetrack was adjacent to the gardens, and the public buildings faced these reservations. The magnificent old churches, with their picturesque bell towers; the white convent walls, with niches for the statuettes of saints; the colleges and convents,—give to the provincial capital ...
— The Great White Tribe in Filipinia • Paul T. Gilbert

... trips. Nor did they need it, for now there was other supply. From over yonder, from across the Drau, from Praevali, Bleiburg, and Kuehnsdorf, and also from Rueckersdorf and Grafenstein, and not to mention the provincial capital, from there came the new foes, who wore such handsome red caps when on duty, as resplendent as officers with their black velvet lapels and the gold rosettes and winged wheels. They were the young railroad officials, pupils ...
— The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries - Masterpieces of German Literature Vol. 19 • Various

... in Talubin. About 8 o'clock this morning a report came saying the Americans had arrived at Bontoc, the provincial capital, the nearest town to Talubin, and distant from it two hours by the road. An immediate decision was made. The honourable president told his family and the other women that they should remain in the settlement ...
— The Philippines: Past and Present (vol. 1 of 2) • Dean C. Worcester

... establish on the borders of the farm a large creamery which was already proving an attraction for settlers. It was going to put into Elizabeth's hands the power of helping the young University of Strathcona just across the Albertan border, and perhaps of founding in their own provincial capital of Regina a training college for farm-students—girls and boys—which might reproduce for the West the college of St. Anne's, that wonderful home of all the useful arts, which an ever-generous wealth has given to the Province of Quebec. Already she had in her mind ...
— Lady Merton, Colonist • Mrs. Humphry Ward

Words linked to "Provincial capital" :   Victoria, Edmonton, Charlottetown, St. John's, Regina, Saint John's, capital, city, Halifax, Darwin, Quebec City, urban center, Winnipeg, metropolis, Toronto, Quebec, Whitehorse, Fredericton

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