Tortolì

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Tortolì
Comune
Comune di Tortolì
San Gemiliano Tower
San Gemiliano Tower
Coat of arms of Tortolì
Coat of arms
Tortolì is located in Italy
Tortolì
Tortolì
Location of Tortolì in Italy
Coordinates: 39°56′N 09°39′E / 39.933°N 9.650°E / 39.933; 9.650Coordinates: 39°56′N 09°39′E / 39.933°N 9.650°E / 39.933; 9.650
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Ogliastra (OG)
Frazioni Arbatax
Area
 • Total 39.97 km2 (15.43 sq mi)
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)
 • Total 10,207
 • Density 260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Demonym Tortoliesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 08048
Dialing code 0782
Patron saint St. Andrew
Saint day November 30
Website Official website

Tortolì About this sound listen  (Sardinian: Tortolì o Tortuelie, Latin: Portus Ilii) is a town and comune in Sardinia, co-capital of the Province of Ogliastra with Lanusei.

Geography[edit]

Tortolì is situated on the eastern coast of Sardinia. Its port and greatest hamlet is Arbatax, which has also an airport that once connected it to continental Italy and the European continent. Following an EU funded expansion of the small terminal buildings, runway and facilities, no flights were scheduled during 2012. To the north of it is Girasole and Lotzorai, to the west Villagrande Strisaili and Ilbono, and to the south Barisardo. To the east of the town is the Mediterranean Sea.

History[edit]

Ancient history[edit]

Tortolì was subsequently conquered by the Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals and Spanish. It was part of the giudicato of Agugliastra during the 10th and 11th centuries.

The town was the head of the County of Quirra.

Recent history[edit]

In 1807 Tortolì became head of a province consisting of 27 villages, but in 1921 lost the capital status in favour of Lanusei. In 1859 it was incorporated into the Province of Cagliari. In 1926 it was incorporated into the province of Nuoro.

In 1943 the port of Arbatax was bombed, with 13 dead.

External links[edit]

Media related to Category:Tortolì at Wikimedia Commons