Berchidda

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Berchidda
Comune
Comune di Berchidda
Panorama of Berchidda
Panorama of Berchidda
Berchidda is located in Italy
Berchidda
Berchidda
Location of Berchidda in Italy
Coordinates: 40°47′N 9°10′E / 40.783°N 9.167°E / 40.783; 9.167Coordinates: 40°47′N 9°10′E / 40.783°N 9.167°E / 40.783; 9.167
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Olbia-Tempio (OT)
Government
 • Mayor Sebastiano Sannitu (since May 18, 2005)
Area
 • Total 201.88 km2 (77.95 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 3,037
 • Density 15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Demonym Berchiddesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07022
Dialing code 079
Patron saint St. Sebastian
Saint day January 20

Berchidda (Gallurese: Bilchidda, Sardinian: Belchidda) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Olbia-Tempio in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 170 km north of Cagliari and about 30 km southwest of Olbia.

It is located near Lake Coghinas in a hilly area bordered on the north by the Limbara mountain range.

Berchidda borders the following municipalities: Alà dei Sardi, Calangianus, Monti, Oschiri, Tempio Pausania.

Music[edit]

A jazz festival called Time in Jazz takes place every year in Berchidda since 1988. Paolo Fresu, the famous Sardinian trumpet player, born in Berchidda in 1961, is the founder and the organizer of this festival.

Transportation[edit]

It is connected by the SS 131 State Road and has a station on the Cagliari-Olbia-Golfo Aranci railway.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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