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A comune (Italian pronunciation: [koˈmuːne]; plural: comuni [koˈmuːni]) is an administrative division of Italy, roughly equivalent to a township or municipality.[1] It is the third-level administrative division of Italy, after regions (regioni) and provinces (province). The comune can also have the title of città ('city').[2]

Quick facts: Municipalities of Italy Comuni (Italian)...
Municipalities of Italy
Comuni (Italian)
CategoryRegionalised unitary state
LocationItalian Republic
Populations32 (Morterone) – 2,758,454 (Rome)
Areas0.1206 km2 (0.0466 sq mi) (Atrani) –
1,287.36 km2 (497.05 sq mi) (Rome)
Administrative divisions of Italy:
- Regions (black borders)
- Provinces (dark gray borders)
- Comuni (light grey borders)

Formed praeter legem according to the principles consolidated in medieval municipalities,[3] the comune is provided for by art. 114 of the Constitution of Italy.[4] It can be divided into frazioni, which in turn may have limited power due to special elective assemblies.[5]

In the autonomous region of the Aosta Valley, a comune is officially called a commune in French and Franço-Provecencal.