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Latina(lätē`nä), city (1991 pop. 106,203), capital of Latina prov., in Latium, central Italy, near the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is an industrial, commercial, and agricultural center. Manufactures include tires, chemicals, and processed food. It was the first community founded (1932) by Mussolini in the reclaimed Pontine Marshes and was known as Littoria until 1947. There is a nuclear power station in the city.
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a city in Italy, in Latium; the administrative center of Latina Province. Population, 76,500 (1970). The city has food, pharmaceutical, radio-electronics, and paper industries. A nuclear power plant (200 megawatts) is located nearby.
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a city in W central Italy, in Lazio: built as a planned town in 1932 on reclaimed land of the Pontine Marshes. Pop.: 107 898 (2001)
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