Luras

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Luras
Comune
Comune di Luras
The millennial wild olive tree in Luras
The millennial wild olive tree in Luras
Luras is located in Italy
Luras
Luras
Location of Luras in Italy
Coordinates: 40°56′N 9°11′E / 40.933°N 9.183°E / 40.933; 9.183Coordinates: 40°56′N 9°11′E / 40.933°N 9.183°E / 40.933; 9.183
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Province of Olbia-Tempio (OT)
Area
 • Total 86.9 km2 (33.6 sq mi)
Elevation 500 m (1,600 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 2,627
 • Density 30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Demonym Luresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07025
Dialing code 079

Luras (Sardinian: Lùras, Gallurese: Lùrisi) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Olbia-Tempio in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 190 kilometres (120 mi) north of Cagliari and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Olbia. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,627 and an area of 86.9 square kilometres (33.6 sq mi).[1]

Luras borders the following municipalities: Arzachena, Calangianus, Luogosanto, Sant'Antonio di Gallura, Tempio Pausania.

Demographic evolution[edit]

Celebrities[edit]

  • Giacomo Pala, (Luras, 1849 – Rome, 1927) lawyer, member of the XX to XXIV legislature of the Kingdom of Italy
  • Filippo Addis, (Luras, 1884 – Sassari, 1974), writer and literary critic
  • Giorgio Bardanzellu (Luras, 1888 – Rome 1974), attorney and highly decorated officer in World War I; deputy in the XXIX legislature of the Kingdom of Italy and the republican II and III
  • Giovanni Giua (Sassari, 1895 – Rome 1997), born and bred in Luras, engineer, colonel of artillery, a professor in the School Application and Institute of army soldiers. He participated in the taking of Gorizia, the Tenth Battle of the Isonzo (1917), the Battle of the Western Alps (1940) and was bureau chief command of the regiments of artillery attached to the Corps d 'Army of the Alps' Italian Army in Russia attorney and highly decorated officer in World War I; deputy in the XXIX legislature of the Kingdom of Italy and the republican II and III.(1942–43).
  • Tonino Forteleoni (Luras, 1915–1996), cork sculptor
  • Mariano Pintus (Luras, 1916 – Roma, 1983), journalist, a deputy from II to V republican legislature
  • Giovanni Antonio Meloni (Luras, 1926–2001), physician and microbiologist.
  • Giovanni Scanu, (Luras, 1907–2002), Sardinian Guitar player
  • Mavie Bardanzellu, (Luras, 1938), theater and film actress
  • Roberto Diana, (Luras, 1983), musician, composer and producer

References[edit]

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