Orgosolo

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Orgosolo

Orgòsolo  (Sardinian)
Comune di Orgosolo
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Coat of arms of Orgosolo
Coat of arms
Location of Orgosolo
Orgosolo is located in Italy
Orgosolo
Orgosolo
Location of Orgosolo in Sardinia
Orgosolo is located in Sardinia
Orgosolo
Orgosolo
Orgosolo (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 40°12′N 9°21′E / 40.200°N 9.350°E / 40.200; 9.350Coordinates: 40°12′N 9°21′E / 40.200°N 9.350°E / 40.200; 9.350
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceNuoro (NU)
Government
 • MayorDionigi Deledda
Area
 • Total222.6 km2 (85.9 sq mi)
Elevation
620 m (2,030 ft)
Population
(31 July 2016)[1]
 • Total4,209
 • Density19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Orgolesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
08027
Dialing code0784
WebsiteOfficial website

Orgosolo (Sardinian: Orgòsolo) is a comune (municipality) located in the Province of Nuoro, in the autonomous region of Sardinia, at about 110 kilometres (68 mi) north of Cagliari and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) south of Nuoro. The municipality is famous for its murals. These political paintings can be found on walls all over Orgosolo. Since about 1969, the murals reflect different aspects of Sardinia's political struggles but also deal with international issues.

Vittorio De Seta's movie Banditi a Orgosolo (1961) focuses on the past way of life in central Sardinia and on the phenomenon of "Banditry" in the region. At one time Orgosolo was known as the "village of the murderers" due to its high crime rate. Bandits of the surrounding mountains used the church door to post notices of death sentence passed on their enemies.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Meissner, Hans Otto (1963). Unknown Europe. trans. Florence and Isabel McHugh. London and Glasgow: Blackie & Sons. pp. 58–62.

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