Lotzorai

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Lotzorai
Comune
Comune di Lotzorai
Lotzorai vista sud.jpg
Coat of arms of Lotzorai
Coat of arms
Lotzorai is located in Italy
Lotzorai
Lotzorai
Location of Lotzorai in Italy
Coordinates: 39°58′N 9°40′E / 39.967°N 9.667°E / 39.967; 9.667
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Ogliastra (OG)
Frazioni Tancau sul Mare
Government
 • Mayor Antonello Rubiu
Area
 • Total 16.8 km2 (6.5 sq mi)
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)
 • Total 2,179
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Demonym Lotzoraesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 08040
Dialing code 0782

Lotzorai is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Ogliastra in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) northeast of Cagliari and about 4 kilometres (2 mi) northeast of Tortolì.

Lotzorai borders the following municipalities: Baunei, Girasole, Talana, Tortolì, Triei, Villagrande Strisaili.

Isula Manna Beach - Lotzorai

The town's economy is based on agriculture and tourism. Lotzorai's territory is home to several walks, including those to Cala Goloritzè and the Gole su Gorroppu Lotzorai, while the Selvaggio Blu starts 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Lotzorai in Santa Maria Navarrese. Other sights include a pre-Nuragic necropolis with thirteen Domus de Janas, the Medusa Castle (a medieval fortress built over a pre-existing Phoenician structure, now in ruins) and other pre-Nuragic and Nuragic excavations.

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