Mamoiada

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Mamoiada

Mamujada
Comune di Mamoiada
Mamoiada Panorama.jpg
Location of Mamoiada
Mamoiada is located in Italy
Mamoiada
Mamoiada
Location of Mamoiada in Italy
Mamoiada is located in Sardinia
Mamoiada
Mamoiada
Mamoiada (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 40°13′N 9°17′E / 40.217°N 9.283°E / 40.217; 9.283Coordinates: 40°13′N 9°17′E / 40.217°N 9.283°E / 40.217; 9.283
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceProvince of Nuoro (NU)
Government
 • MayorGraziano Deiana
Area
 • Total48.43 km2 (18.70 sq mi)
Elevation
650 m (2,130 ft)
Population
(Dec. 2004)
 • Total2,582
 • Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
08024
Dialing code0784

Mamoiada (Sardinian: Mamujada) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region of Sardinia, located about 110 km (68 mi) north of Cagliari and about 12 km (7 mi) southwest of Nuoro. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,582 and an area of 49.0 square kilometres (18.9 sq mi).[1]

Menhir of Perda Pinta
The Mamuthones and the Issohadores (Traditional carnival mask from Mamoiada)

The town is known for its traditional carnival costumes, including distinctive masks worn by the mamuthones and issohadores.[2][3] The local museum houses some masks also from other part of Sardinia and Europe.[4]

Mamoiada borders the following municipalities: Fonni, Gavoi, Nuoro, Ollolai, Orani, Orgosolo, Sarule.

Demographic evolution[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
18611,927—    
18712,039+5.8%
18812,060+1.0%
19012,332+13.2%
19112,632+12.9%
19212,549−3.2%
19312,724+6.9%
YearPop.±%
19362,834+4.0%
19513,098+9.3%
19613,233+4.4%
19712,795−13.5%
19812,713−2.9%
19912,633−2.9%
20012,580−2.0%
Source: Data from ISTAT

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ :: Mamoiada.org, il più grande portale sul paese dei Mamuthones...e non solo - Home ::
  3. ^ A Pagan Exorcism in Sardinia, CNTraveller.com
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-22. Retrieved 2011-11-07.