Alà dei Sardi

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Alà dei Sardi
Alà
Comune
Comune di Alà dei Sardi
Alà dei Sardi, panorama (03).jpg
Coat of arms of Alà dei Sardi
Coat of arms
Alà dei Sardi is located in Sardinia
Alà dei Sardi
Alà dei Sardi
Location of Alà dei Sardi in Sardinia
Coordinates: 40°39′N 9°20′E / 40.650°N 9.333°E / 40.650; 9.333
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province / Metropolitan city Sassari (SS)
Frazioni BaBadde Suelzu, Mazzinaiu, S'iscala Pedrosa, Sos Sonorcolos
Government
 • Mayor Mario Gian Nicola Gasparino Carta
Area
 • Total 189.2 km2 (73.1 sq mi)
Elevation 700 m (2,300 ft)
Population (30 November 2010)[1]
 • Total 1,965
 • Density 10/km2 (27/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Alaesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07020
Dialing code 079
Patron saint St. Augustine
Saint day August 28
Website Official website

Alà dei Sardi (Sardinian: Alà) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 160 kilometres (99 miles) north of Cagliari and about 35 kilometres (22 miles) southwest of Olbia.

Alà dei Sardi borders the following municipalities: Berchidda, Bitti, Buddusò, Monti, Olbia, Oschiri, Padru.

Alà is characterized by a predominant use of Sardinian as everyday language. It is home to the Trofeo Alasport, an annual cross country running event.

History[edit]

The ancient origins of Alà dei Sardi are testified by the numerous archaeological findings in the area.

The origin of the name has been connected to both the Balares and the Ilienses, two Sardinian people who lived in the area and had never totally been submitted by the Romans.

The modern Alà appeared in the 16th century, and has since then been traditionally connected to the breeding and agricultural activities. The mining of coal begun in the 19th century.

References[edit]

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

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