Golfo Aranci

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Golfo Aranci
Comune
Comune di Golfo Aranci
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Golfo Aranci is located in Italy
Golfo Aranci
Golfo Aranci
Location of Golfo Aranci in Italy
Coordinates: 41°0′N 9°37′E / 41.000°N 9.617°E / 41.000; 9.617Coordinates: 41°0′N 9°37′E / 41.000°N 9.617°E / 41.000; 9.617
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Province of Olbia-Tempio (OT)
Frazioni Baia Caddinas, Marinella, Rudalza
Area
 • Total 38.0 km2 (14.7 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2004)
 • Total 2,206
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym Golfarancini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07020
Dialing code 0789
Website Official website

Golfo Aranci (Gallurese: Figari, Sardinian: Figari) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Olbia-Tempio in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 200 kilometres (120 mi) north of Cagliari and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) northeast of Olbia.

History[edit]

The name of the comune derives probably from a wrong spelling of the Sardinian Golfu di li Ranci ("Gulf of the Crabs"). Once known as Figari, the current town grew up in the mid-18th century as a fishing port. In the early 19th century a Royal Decree made it the main port for the arrivals from the mainland, contributing to its population growth.

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