Frequently to the question “who are you?” the answer is “I am from…”. This means that identity can also involve belonging to places. So the question can be formulate as “what is the contribution of the significant places to our identity? In this research some important aspects of social identity theorizations are explored that can be important to understand the relevance to the place to the self-definition. The first is the idea that different levels of inclusiveness define conceptually distinct construals of the self. The second issue is related to what may determine which level of self-representation is activated at any particular time. In this context, the aim of this exploratory study is (a) to understand to what extent the reference to the place is used in the self definition; (b) to identify if the place identity can be conceptualized as an hierarchical system of multiidentifications with diverse levels of inclusiveness that are evoked in relation to the geographic scale of the situation, and (c) to identify the social identity value of different group memberships in relation to the geographic scale of the situation. Four descriptions at different geographic scales are considered, concerning the proximity of the study environment to the place of origins: (1) City Scale; (2) National Scale; (3) European Scale; (4) Intercontinental Scale. The first task consisted in the completion of the Twenty Statement Test (TST, Harley, 1970). The second task was to rate each self-description in terms of the importance of these aspects to the others comprehension of himself, and in terms of the degree of importance of these characteristics to the participant himself. The results indicated that the participants use the reference to “places” to describe themselves. However, the use of the “place” reference depends of the scale of context, and is more frequent concerning larger contexts (i.e. students abroad). The results also reveal that the geographic context influences the scale of place reference that is used in the self-descriptions. Finally the results show that the self-description importance is also related with the scale of the situation, and varies in relation to the same self-description (e.g.: Portuguese) in different scales contexts (e.g.: European or Intercontinental context). These results are explored in relation to the Self-categorization theory (Turner et al., 1994) and to the Theory of Optimal Distinctiveness (Brewer, 1991).