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From fraccionar, since one or more terrains are divided to build on them houses and/or apartments buildings.


fraccionamiento m ‎(plural fraccionamientos)

  1. (Mexico) a kind of neighbourhood

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  • In Central and Northern Mexico, "fraccionamiento" applies if houses or apartments buildings are similar in style and built year, especially when all (or most) of the community was planned or built by the same constructor; otherwise, "colonia" applies; very seldom in the Valley of Mexico and surroundings.
  • Usually shortened and capitalized as "Fracc." in addresses, where it has postal value and is obligatory (or colonia, or barrio), alongside of postal code (zip code).