Sorso

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Sorso
Comune
Città di Sorso
Sorsolo edited.JPG
Coat of arms of Sorso
Coat of arms
Sorso is located in Italy
Sorso
Sorso
Location of Sorso in Italy
Coordinates: 40°48′N 8°34′E / 40.800°N 8.567°E / 40.800; 8.567
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Sassari (SS)
Frazioni Marina di Sorso
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Morghen
Area
 • Total 67.05 km2 (25.89 sq mi)
Elevation 136 m (446 ft)
Population (31 December 2008)[1]
 • Total 14,718
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Demonym Sorsesi or Sorsensi (Italian), Sussinchi (Sassarese)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07037
Dialing code 079
Patron saint St. Pantaleon
Saint day July 27

Sorso (Sassarese: Sòssu) is a comune (municipality) of c. 14,700 inhabitants in the province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 8 km north of Sassari.

Overview[edit]

Sorso is a tourist resort facing the Gulf of Asinara. Apart tourism, the economy is mostly based on agriculture. The local dialect is a variant of Sassarese.

The Giudice (King) Barisone III of Torres was assassinated at Sorso during a peasant revolt in 1236.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Media related to Sorso at Wikimedia Commons The dictionary definition of sorso at Wiktionary