Atzara

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Atzara
Comune
Comune di Atzara
Atzara.jpg
Atzara is located in Sardinia
Atzara
Atzara
Location of Atzara in Sardinia
Coordinates: 39°59′N 9°5′E / 39.983°N 9.083°E / 39.983; 9.083Coordinates: 39°59′N 9°5′E / 39.983°N 9.083°E / 39.983; 9.083
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceProvince of Nuoro (NU)
Government
 • MayorAlessandro Corona
Area
 • Total35.92 km2 (13.87 sq mi)
Elevation553 m (1,814 ft)
Population (30 April 2017)[1]
 • Total1,128
 • Density31/km2 (81/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Atzaresi (Sardinian: Atzaresos)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code08030
Dialing code0784
WebsiteOfficial website

Atzara (Sardinian: Atzàra) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) north of Cagliari and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southwest of Nuoro.

Atzara borders the following municipalities: Belvì, Meana Sardo, Samugheo, Sorgono.

History[edit]

Folk costumes from Atzara

Located in Barbagia, the original village date back to the years around 1000 and developed near the spring of Bingia de giosso, still existing. The old town centre is divided in the ancient districts of Su Fruscu, Lodine, Montiga e Josso, Montiga e Susu, Sa Cora Manna, Su Cuccuru de Santu Giorgi and Tzùri. It was part of the Giudicato of Arborea.

References[edit]

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