Province of Olbia-Tempio

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Province of Olbia-Tempio
Province
Coat of arms of Province of Olbia-Tempio
Coat of arms
Map highlighting the location of the province of Olbia-Tempio in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Olbia-Tempio in Italy
Coordinates: 41°N 9°E / 41°N 9°E / 41; 9Coordinates: 41°N 9°E / 41°N 9°E / 41; 9
Country  Italy
Region Sardinia
Capital(s) Olbia and Tempio Pausania
Comuni 26
Government
 • President Fedele Sanciu
Area
 • Total 3,399 km2 (1,312 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 138,334
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07000-07099
Telephone prefix 079-0789
Vehicle registration OT
ISTAT 104
province of Olbia-Tempio

Olbia-Tempio (Italian: Provincia di Olbia-Tempio, Sardinian: Provìntzia de Terranòa-Tèmpiu) is the name of a province in the autonomous region of Sardinia, Italy.

Provincial capitals are Olbia and Tempio Pausania. The territory includes the historical region of Gallura ("Gaddura"), the northeastern coast of Sardinia ("Costa Smeralda"), and the island of La Maddalena ("A Madalena").

The largest municipalities in the province are Olbia (pop. 45,366 in 2001 census), Tempio Pausania (13,992), Arzachena (12,080) and La Maddalena (11,369). Smaller municipalities in the province are Luras, Calangianus, Santa Teresa Gallura, Buddosò, Budoni, Oschiri, Palau, Berchidda and San Teodoro.

In the Middle Ages Gallura was one of the four "Giudicati".

In this province, beside Italian, Gallurese is spoken as well. Gallurese is a Corsican dialect influenced by Sardinian logudorese.

Politics[edit]

Olbia-Tempio Provincial Election Results June 2010
Name Party 1st Preference Votes  %
Fedele Sanciu PdL 38.156 53,2
Gesuino Giovanni Giuliano Achenza PD 28.240 39,3