Definition of poblacion in US English:

poblacion

(also población)

noun

  • 1In the Philippines: the principal community of a district; a town that is an administrative centre.

  • 2In Spanish-speaking countries of South America: a community; a district of a town, etc.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Encyclopaedia Britannica. From Spanish población settlement, population, town, city, village from poblar + -ación.

Pronunciation

poblacion

/ˌpɒbləˈsjɒn/