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Località

Administrative division Village Province

A località is an inhabited place in Italy that is not accorded a more significant distinction in administrative law such as a frazione, comune, municipio, circoscrizione, or quartiere. The word is cognate to English locality. The Italian National Institute of Statistics defines località abitata (inhabited locality) as an "area of more or less size, normally known by its own name, on which are situated either grouped or scattered houses."[citation needed]

Three types of inhabited locality are distinguished:

Most comuni or municipalities have several località, occasionally several dozens, while some have none. The subdivision is optional. In practice, most località are small habitations, hamlets, and occasionally a mere clump of houses.

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References

  1. ^ "Population: Territory and urbanisation process" (PDF). "Popolazione: Territorio e processi di inurbamento" (PDF). L'archivio della statistica italiana. Retrieved 26 April 2015.