Lazio

geographical name
La·​zio | \ ˈlät-sē-ˌō How to pronounce Lazio (audio) \
variants: or Latin Latium \ ˈlā-​sh(ē-​)əm How to pronounce Latium (audio) \

Definition of Lazio

region of central Italy bordering on the Tyrrhenian Sea and traversed by the Tiber River; capital Rome population 5,502,886

Note: Latium was an ancient country inhabited by Latins and is a variant name of the present-day Italian region of Lazio whose boundaries correspond with it.

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“Lazio.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/latium. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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