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Comune di Onifai
Onifai is located in Sardinia
Location of Onifai in Sardinia
Coordinates: 40°2′N 9°3′E / 40.033°N 9.050°E / 40.033; 9.050Coordinates: 40°2′N 9°3′E / 40.033°N 9.050°E / 40.033; 9.050
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Nuoro (NU)
 • Total 43.0 km2 (16.6 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 765
 • Density 18/km2 (46/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 08020
Dialing code 0437

Onifai (Sardinian: Oniai) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region of Sardinia, located about 200 kilometres (120 mi) north of Cagliari, about 40 kilometres (25 mi) east of Nuoro and just 5 kilometres (3 mi) inland from the gulf of Orosei. The economy is based on agriculture and shepherding. Onifai is well known for its pecorino cheese (most production is exported to the European continent, United States and Canada) and vernaccia wine made with Cannonau grapes. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 765 and an area of 43.0 square kilometres (16.6 sq mi).[1]

Onifai borders the following municipalities: Galtellì, Irgoli, Orosei, Siniscola.

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