Valledoria

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Valledoria
Comune
Comune di Valledoria
Valledoria seen from the north
Valledoria seen from the north
Coat of arms of Valledoria
Coat of arms
Valledoria is located in Italy
Valledoria
Valledoria
Location of Valledoria in Italy
Coordinates: 40°56′N 08°49′E / 40.933°N 8.817°E / 40.933; 8.817
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Sassari (SS)
Frazioni La Ciaccia, La Muddizza
Government
 • Mayor Tore Terzitta
Area
 • Total 24.45 km2 (9.44 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 4,125
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07039
Dialing code 079
Website Official website

Valledoria (Gallurese: Codaruìna, Sardinian: Codaruìna, Sassarese: Codaruìna) is a town and comune in the province of Sassari situated on the Gulf of Asinara, near the mouth of the Coghinas river.

History[edit]

Valledoria was part of the giudicato of Torres, and was later acquired by the Genoese family of Doria. After the Aragonese conquest of Sardinia, the area was struck by plague which highly depopulated it.

A demographic rise occurred in the early 19th century, when new settlers coming from Aggius and Tempio Pausania created Codaruina. In 1960 the latter became an autonomous commune with the name of Valledoria. In 1983 the frazione of Santa Maria Coghinas became an independente commune.

Sports and natural environment[edit]

Valledoria is in the center of Asinara gulf, in front of the sea. The spot is very interesting for watersports. Playa Sardinia [1] is a local no profit environment protection association, that advertise the local activities to promote and protect the natura 2000 network area, " Foci del Coghinas". Here Playa Sardinia has a sailing center where is possible to sail on dinghies all year long, respecting the environment and discovering the local area.

See also[edit]

Media related to Valledoria at Wikimedia Commons