Località

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A località, in Italy, is the name given to inhabited places that are 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. ISTAT 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." Three types of inhabited locality are distinguished: inhabited center (centro abitato), inhabited nucleus (nucleo abitato), and scattered houses (case sparse).

Most comuni 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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