Ardara, Sardinia

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Comune di Ardara
Ardara - Panorama (02).JPG
Coat of arms of Ardara
Coat of arms
Ardara is located in Sardinia
Location of Ardara in Sardinia
Coordinates: 40°37′22″N 8°48′41″E / 40.62278°N 8.81139°E / 40.62278; 8.81139
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Sassari (SS)
 • Mayor Francesco Dui
 • Total 38.07 km2 (14.70 sq mi)
Elevation 129 m (423 ft)
Population (30 November 2010)[1]
 • Total 814
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ardaresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07010
Dialing code 079
Website Official website

Ardara (Sardinian: Àldara) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 160 kilometres (99 mi) north of Cagliari and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) southeast of Sassari.

It was one of the capitals of Giudicato di Torres. The village houses the ruins of the Castle of the Giudicato of Torres (11th century), the medieval walls, and the Romanesque Basilica of Santa Maria del Regno.

Ardara borders the following municipalities: Chiaramonti, Mores, Ozieri, Ploaghe, Siligo.

Ardara is the birthplace of the singer Roberto Meloni, who represented Latvia at the 2007 and 2008 Eurovision Song Contest with and Pirates of the Sea bands.



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