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A URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, is a string of characters used to uniquely identify the location of a resource on the Internet, such as a web page, an image, a video file, etc.

The URL is composed of several elements, including the hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP or HTTPS), the domain name (e.g.,, and the path to the specific resource on the server.

The URL acts as the digital address that guides web browsers and other devices to the desired resource on the web.