Orotelli

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Orotelli
Oroteddi
Comune
Comune di Orotelli
Panorama-Orotelli.jpg
Orotelli is located in Sardinia
Orotelli
Orotelli
Location of Orotelli in Sardinia
Coordinates: 40°18′N 9°7′E / 40.300°N 9.117°E / 40.300; 9.117Coordinates: 40°18′N 9°7′E / 40.300°N 9.117°E / 40.300; 9.117
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Province of Nuoro (NU)
Government
 • Mayor Giovannino Marteddu
Area
 • Total 61.2 km2 (23.6 sq mi)
Elevation 406 m (1,332 ft)
Population (31 December 2017)[1] The town is known for its traditional carnival costumes, including distinctive masks worn by the Thurpos.
 • Total 2,017
 • Density 33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Orotellesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 08020
Dialing code 0784
Website Official website

Orotelli (Sardinian: Oroteddi) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) north of Cagliari and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of Nuoro.

Orotelli borders the following municipalities: Bono, Bottidda, Illorai, Oniferi, Orani.

History[edit]

Church of San Giovanni

Human presence in the area is testified as early as the Nuragic period. In the Middle Ages it was part of the Giudicato of Torres and then of that of Arborea, until falling to the Aragonese.

Main sights[edit]

  • Parish church of San Giovanni Battista (1116), originally in Romanesque style. It has a 14th century bell tower with a bas-relief decoration including figures and arcane symbols.
  • Several nuraghes and Giants' graves

References[edit]

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