# Local Variable in C1 min read

A variable that is declared within the body of the function or block is called a local variable. This variable is used only within that block or function where it was created, other classes cannot access it. And is destroyed after exiting the block.

Properties of a Local Variable:

• A local variable is allocated on the C stack.
• Local variables are uninitialized by default and contain garbage values.
• The lifetime of a local variable is only within the function or block. And is destroyed after exiting the block.
• A local variable is accessed using block scope access.

## Example: C Program for Local Variable

The output of Local variable in C:

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