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MAIDA

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 427 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MAIDA, a town of Calabria, Italy, in the province of Catanzaro, from which it is 30 M. W.S.W. direct, and 12 M. N.N.E. of Pizzo by rail (the station is 8 m. W. of the town). Pop. (19o1), 5190. The town gives its name to the plain of Maida, where in 18o6 British troops under Sir John Stuart defeated the French under Regnier. The names Maida Hill and Maida Vale in London are derived from this battle.
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