Benetutti

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Benetutti
Comune
Comune di Benetutti
Coat of arms of Benetutti
Coat of arms
Benetutti is located in Italy
Benetutti
Benetutti
Location of Benetutti in Italy
Coordinates: 40°27′N 9°10′E / 40.450°N 9.167°E / 40.450; 9.167
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Sassari (SS)
Government
 • Mayor Gianni Murineddu
Area
 • Total 94.4 km2 (36.4 sq mi)
Elevation 406 m (1,332 ft)
Population (30 November 2010[1])
 • Total 2,009
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Demonym Benetuttesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07010
Dialing code 079

Benetutti (Sardinian: Benetuti) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 190 km north of Cagliari and about 91 km southeast of Sassari.

Several prehistorical archaeological remains have been discovered in its countryside. These include Giants' tombs (Bronze Age mass graves), Domus de Janas (hypogaean Neolithic graves) and several nuraghi. An example of Roman ruins is the bath-pool on Saint Saturnino's hot springs. Benetutti is known for its thermal sources, famous since ancient times and probably related to the name of the village, which could come from the Sardinian bena 'e tottu, meaning "everyone's fountain".

One of the most famous inhabitants of the village was Francesco Cocco Ortu, who was a minister of the Kingdom of Italy.

In the main church hangs a 1549 painting by the "Maestro di Ozieri", Giovanni del Giglio, and assistants.

Benetutti borders the following municipalities: Bono, Bultei, Nule, Nuoro, Oniferi, Orani, Orune, and Pattada.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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