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Lazio (Latium) is a region of central Italy, bordered by Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo, Molise, Campania and the Tyrrhenian Sea.

The regional capital is Rome. The region is divided into five provinces: Rome, Viterbo, Frosinone[?], Rieti[?], Latina.

The name of the region recalls the ancient population of Latins, from whom the Romans originated, and who were named this way because established in a large (latus, in Latin) territory.

Latium is extremely important for history, art, architecture, archaeology, religion, culture in general. The immense patrimony of the city of Rome is only a part of the real treasure that is spread over the hundreds of towns, villages, abbeys, churches, monuments, and other sites of the region.

In Roman mythology, Latium is an alternate name for Latinus, who gave his name to the above region.

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