Bitti

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Bitti
Bitzi
Comune
Comune di Bitti
Bitti panorama da gurumuru.JPG
Coat of arms of Bitti
Coat of arms
Bitti is located in Sardinia
Bitti
Bitti
Location of Bitti in Sardinia
Coordinates: 40°28′30″N 9°22′54″E / 40.47500°N 9.38167°E / 40.47500; 9.38167Coordinates: 40°28′30″N 9°22′54″E / 40.47500°N 9.38167°E / 40.47500; 9.38167
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Nuoro (NU)
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Ciccolini
Area
 • Total 216.2 km2 (83.5 sq mi)
Elevation 549 m (1,801 ft)
Population (30 June 2017)[1]
 • Total 2,823
 • Density 13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Bittesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 08021
Dialing code 0784
Patron saint St. George
Saint day April 23
Website Official website

Bitti (Sardinian: Bitzi or Vitzi) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 140 kilometres (87 mi) north of Cagliari and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Nuoro.

View of Bitti.

Bitti borders the following municipalities: Alà dei Sardi, Buddusò, Lodè, Lula, Nule, Onanì, Orune, Osidda, Padru.

History[edit]

The commune takes its name from the Sardinian bitta (female deer). Already existing in Roman times, it is mentioned in 1170 as Bitthe. Bitti was a provincial capital of the Giudicato of Gallura and, from the 14th century, was part of the Giudicato of Torres. It was later included in the marquisate of Orani.

Main sights[edit]

  • Su Romanzesu nuragic archaeological complex.
  • Church of Santu Jorgi (St. George).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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