Mamoiada

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Mamoiada
Comune
Comune di Mamoiada
Traditional carnival costume
Traditional carnival costume
Mamoiada is located in Italy
Mamoiada
Mamoiada
Location of Mamoiada in Italy
Coordinates: 40°13′N 9°17′E / 40.217°N 9.283°E / 40.217; 9.283Coordinates: 40°13′N 9°17′E / 40.217°N 9.283°E / 40.217; 9.283
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Province of Nuoro (NU)
Government
 • Mayor Graziano Deiana
Area
 • Total 49.0 km2 (18.9 sq mi)
Elevation 650 m (2,130 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 2,582
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 08024
Dialing code 0784

Mamoiada (Sardinian: Mamujada) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 110 kilometres (68 mi) north of Cagliari and about 12 kilometres (7 mi) southwest of Nuoro. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,582 and an area of 49.0 square kilometres (18.9 sq mi).[1]

The town is known for its traditional carnival costumes, including distinctive masks worn by the mamuthones and issohadores.[2] The local museum houses some masks also from other part of Sardinia and Europe.[3]

Mamoiada borders the following municipalities: Fonni, Gavoi, Nuoro, Ollolai, Orani, Orgosolo, Sarule.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ :: Mamoiada.org, il più grande portale sul paese dei Mamuthones...e non solo - Home ::
  3. ^ http://www.museodellemaschere.it/english.htm