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BURANO

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 808 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BURANO, a town of Venetia, in the province of Venice, on an island in the lagoons, 6 m. N.E. of Venice by sea. Pop. (1901) 8168. It is a fishing town, with a large royal school of lace-making employing some 500 girls. It was founded, like all the towns in the lagoons, by fugitives from the Mainland cities at the time of the barbarian invasions. Torcello is a part of the commune of Burano.
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