Contrada (plural: contrade) is a generic name given to various types of Italian city subdivisions, now unofficial. Depending on the case, a contrada will be a località, a rione, a quartiere (terziere, etc.), a borgo, or even a suburb.

The best-known contrade are the 17 Contrade of Siena, since they form the teams in the Palio di Siena, the palio most widely viewed by foreign visitors.

In most of Lombardy, a contrada is only a street, but with historical and social importance.

In some parts of Sicily contrada is a subdivision of a Comune, also administrative.

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  • contrada — s.f. [lat. contrata, der. di contra contro , propr. paese, o via, che sta di fronte ]. 1. [partizione di una città antica] ▶◀ quartiere, rione. ‖ sestiere. 2. (lett.) [zona geografica] ▶◀ paese, regione, terra, territorio, zona …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • contrada — (Del b. lat. contrata, región que se extiende delante de uno). f. ant. Paraje, sitio, lugar …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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  • Contrada — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Les contrade de la ville de Sienne, région de Toscane, Italie, constituent des regroupements culturels de quartiers médiévaux de la ville Contrada est une …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Contrada — Original name in latin Contrada Name in other language State code IT Continent/City Europe/Rome longitude 40.86591 latitude 14.77894 altitude 443 Population 2874 Date 2012 02 15 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • contrada — con|tra|da Mot Pla Nom femení …   Diccionari Català-Català

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