Stintino

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Stintino
Comune
Comune di Stintino
Stintino porticciolo.jpg
Coat of arms of Stintino
Coat of arms
Stintino within the Province of Sassari
Stintino within the Province of Sassari
Stintino is located in Italy
Stintino
Stintino
Location of Stintino in Italy
Coordinates: 40°56′N 8°14′E / 40.933°N 8.233°E / 40.933; 8.233
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Sassari (SS)
Frazioni Ercoli, Ezzi Mannu, Le Vele, Nodigheddu, Pischina Salidda, Pittiacca, Pozzo San Nicola, Preddu Nieddu, Punta Su Turrione, Rocca Ruja, Tonnara Saline, Unia
Government
 • Mayor Antonio Diana
Area
 • Total 58.4 km2 (22.5 sq mi)
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2010[1])
 • Total 1,606
 • Density 28/km2 (71/sq mi)
Demonym Stintinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07040
Dialing code 079
Patron saint Beata Vergine della Difesa
Saint day 8 September
Website Official website

Stintino (Sassarese: Isthintini, Sardinian: Istintìnu) is a coastal comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 200 kilometres (120 mi) north of Cagliari and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northwest of Sassari.

Geography[edit]

Stintino is located on the peninsula of the same name, running from Nurra plain to the Asinara Island, part of the Asinara National Park, for which Stintino is the nearer embarkment place. The municipality borders with Sassari and its northernmost point, a cape in which is located the town, is in front of the Asinara, who belongs to the municipality of Porto Torres.

History[edit]

Stintino was a frazione of the comune of Sassari until 1988.

Tourism[edit]

It is a popular seaside resort and is provided with three tourist ports: Porto Mannu (with 300 boat places), Marina di Stintino (160 boat places) and Porto Minore (110 boat places).

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Media related to Stintino at Wikimedia Commons