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Comune di Ottana
The church of San Nicola, Ottana
The church of San Nicola, Ottana
Ottana is located in Italy
Location of Ottana in Italy
Coordinates: 40°14′N 9°2′E / 40.233°N 9.033°E / 40.233; 9.033
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Nuoro (NU)
Frazioni Etfas
 • Mayor Gian Paolo Marras
 • Total 45.2 km2 (17.5 sq mi)
Elevation 185 m (607 ft)
Population (1 January 2009[1])
 • Total 2,431
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym Ottanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 08020
Dialing code 0784
Website Official website

Ottana (Sardinian: Otzàna) 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 25 kilometres (16 mi) southwest of Nuoro.

It is home to the Romanesque church of San Nicola.

The town is known for its traditional carnival costumes, including distinctive masks worn by the Boes, Merdules and Filonzana.

Ottana borders the following municipalities: Bolotana, Noragugume, Olzai, Orani, Sarule, Sedilo.


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