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English translation: strategic crossroads

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Catalan term or phrase:terra de pas
English translation:strategic crossroads
Entered by: Berni Armstrong
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10:18 Dec 1, 2004
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Geography
Catalan term or phrase: terra de pas
ORIGINAL: "Catalunya sempre ha estat ***terra de pas*** degut a la seva situació privilegiada a la Mediterrània"

So far I've come up with "a sought after territory" - can anyone suggest an improvement on that, please.

Cheers,

Berni
Berni Armstrong
Local time: 23:52
a (major) crossroads
Explanation:
A place where all the paths cross - a crossroads perhaps?

Just one idea.

HTH


Sheila


07/05/2003
... Historicamente La Rioja ha sido tierra de paso, una region transitada por diferentes ...
Historically Rioja has been a migratory land, a region transited or ...
www.noticiasderioja.com/2003/0305072.html - 8k - Còpia en memòria - Pàgines semblants

terre de passage
POITOU-CHARENTES: a major crossroads in Western France. ... POITOU-CHARENTES : una tierra
de paso. 25 810 Km2 y 463 km de costa para 1.59 millones de habitantes. ...
www.interviandes.com/interviandes/region/terre.html - 6k - Còpia en memòria - Pàgines semblants


Its splendid beauty and an absolutely privileged geographic and strategic setting - straddling Europe, of which is part, and Africa - has made Spain since ancient times a crossroads, a point of encounter between East and West. The cultural and ethnic diversity, mixture of civilizations that had come here finding it an irresistible place to settle, have left behind the a unique, original culture which has proved to be an admirable experiment in synthesis. Spain, which has been Iberian, Celtic, Greek, Phoenician, Jewish, Roman, Gothic, Moorish, and finally Christian, so often conquered and, later, a conqueror, has managed to integrate all its disparate heritages into a modern, vibrant country, whose inhabitants, proud of their aged and ancient land, have decidedly taken on the challenge of the future. Spain is today a member of the European Union, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the OECD.

http://www.villavacations.com/spain/spain.shtml

Welcome to ROtary SAmachar resource centre
... For millennia, Barcelona has been at the crossroads of Mediterranean trade and life ...
the dreamlike basilica built one century ago by Gaudi, Catalonia’s most ...
www.rosaonline.org/publications/ rotarynews/2002/MAR/therotaryworld/3 - 22k - Resultat complementari - Còpia en memòria - Pàgines semblants



http://www.interviandes.com/interviandes/region/terre.html

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Note added at 11 mins (2004-12-01 10:30:03 GMT)
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Maybe even \'strategic crossroads\'?



Barcelona: Industry Studies
Barcelona has served as a crossroads of manufacturing ... Its strategic location, on
the Mediterranean Sea and ... of the autonomous region of Catalonia and accounts ...
www.geographyfieldwork.com/barcelona_(industry).htm - 14k - Còpia en memòria - Pàgines semblants

Andalusia: One of Spain\'s surging sectors
... commercial relations, gives it a strategic position as an obligatory crossroads
for commerce ... inward foreign investment, behind Madrid, Catalonia, the Basque ...
strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/ inimr-ri.nsf/en/gr116208e.html - 101k - Còpia en memòria - Pàgines semblants

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Note added at 13 mins (2004-12-01 10:31:37 GMT)
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North Cyprus Online - North Cyprus Country Profile
... The location of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean makes it a strategic crossroads
between three continents and has been used by travellers in their various ...
www.northcyprusonline.com/facts.php - 28k - Còpia en memòria - Pàgines semblants
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Sheila Hardie
Spain
Local time: 23:52
Grading comment
Thanks! Strategic crossroads fitted perfectly with the rest of the context which went on about constant conquests of the area by all and sundry. I'm glad I didn't have to go with "sought after area" - sounds like "Chez Catlunya" in an estate agent's window :-) LONG LIVE KUDOZ!
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3 +3a (major) crossroads
Sheila Hardie


  

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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +3
a (major) crossroads


Explanation:
A place where all the paths cross - a crossroads perhaps?

Just one idea.

HTH


Sheila


07/05/2003
... Historicamente La Rioja ha sido tierra de paso, una region transitada por diferentes ...
Historically Rioja has been a migratory land, a region transited or ...
www.noticiasderioja.com/2003/0305072.html - 8k - Còpia en memòria - Pàgines semblants

terre de passage
POITOU-CHARENTES: a major crossroads in Western France. ... POITOU-CHARENTES : una tierra
de paso. 25 810 Km2 y 463 km de costa para 1.59 millones de habitantes. ...
www.interviandes.com/interviandes/region/terre.html - 6k - Còpia en memòria - Pàgines semblants


Its splendid beauty and an absolutely privileged geographic and strategic setting - straddling Europe, of which is part, and Africa - has made Spain since ancient times a crossroads, a point of encounter between East and West. The cultural and ethnic diversity, mixture of civilizations that had come here finding it an irresistible place to settle, have left behind the a unique, original culture which has proved to be an admirable experiment in synthesis. Spain, which has been Iberian, Celtic, Greek, Phoenician, Jewish, Roman, Gothic, Moorish, and finally Christian, so often conquered and, later, a conqueror, has managed to integrate all its disparate heritages into a modern, vibrant country, whose inhabitants, proud of their aged and ancient land, have decidedly taken on the challenge of the future. Spain is today a member of the European Union, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the OECD.

http://www.villavacations.com/spain/spain.shtml

Welcome to ROtary SAmachar resource centre
... For millennia, Barcelona has been at the crossroads of Mediterranean trade and life ...
the dreamlike basilica built one century ago by Gaudi, Catalonia’s most ...
www.rosaonline.org/publications/ rotarynews/2002/MAR/therotaryworld/3 - 22k - Resultat complementari - Còpia en memòria - Pàgines semblants



http://www.interviandes.com/interviandes/region/terre.html

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Note added at 11 mins (2004-12-01 10:30:03 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Maybe even \'strategic crossroads\'?



Barcelona: Industry Studies
Barcelona has served as a crossroads of manufacturing ... Its strategic location, on
the Mediterranean Sea and ... of the autonomous region of Catalonia and accounts ...
www.geographyfieldwork.com/barcelona_(industry).htm - 14k - Còpia en memòria - Pàgines semblants

Andalusia: One of Spain\'s surging sectors
... commercial relations, gives it a strategic position as an obligatory crossroads
for commerce ... inward foreign investment, behind Madrid, Catalonia, the Basque ...
strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/ inimr-ri.nsf/en/gr116208e.html - 101k - Còpia en memòria - Pàgines semblants

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Note added at 13 mins (2004-12-01 10:31:37 GMT)
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North Cyprus Online - North Cyprus Country Profile
... The location of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean makes it a strategic crossroads
between three continents and has been used by travellers in their various ...
www.northcyprusonline.com/facts.php - 28k - Còpia en memòria - Pàgines semblants

Sheila Hardie
Spain
Local time: 23:52
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Thanks! Strategic crossroads fitted perfectly with the rest of the context which went on about constant conquests of the area by all and sundry. I'm glad I didn't have to go with "sought after area" - sounds like "Chez Catlunya" in an estate agent's window :-) LONG LIVE KUDOZ!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Serge L: I think this fits better than Bernie's "sought after region"
3 mins
  -> thanks, Serge:-)

agree  surfzone
1 hr
  -> thanks

agree  Patrick Bones: My thoughts exactly.
21 hrs
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