tent city

noun
an area set up with tents, especially as to house homeless or displaced persons.
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The reason it may not be chosen for the tent city populations: lack of papers to indicate land ownership.
The funny thing, though, is that the tent city had actually been around for close to a decade.
The evening ended with fireworks exploding and sparkling over the tent city that still dominates the central square.
The merry, careless life of a seashore tent city is sometimes streaked with gloom.
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