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Comune di Osilo
Osilo, panorama (08).jpg
Coat of arms of Osilo
Coat of arms
Osilo is located in Sardinia
Location of Osilo in Sardinia
Coordinates: 40°44′N 8°40′E / 40.733°N 8.667°E / 40.733; 8.667
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Sassari (SS)
Frazioni Santa Vittoria, San Lorenzo
 • Mayor Giovanni Manca
 • Total 98.3 km2 (38.0 sq mi)
Elevation 672 m (2,205 ft)
Population (31 December 2008[1])
 • Total 3,317
 • Density 34/km2 (87/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Osilesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 07033
Dialing code 079

Osilo (Sardinian: Ósile) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 170 kilometres (110 mi) north of Cagliari and about 10 kilometres (6 mi) east of Sassari. It is part of the Anglona traditional region. The municipality of Osilo contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Santa Vittoria and San Lorenzo.

Osilo borders the following municipalities: Cargeghe, Codrongianos, Muros, Nulvi, Ploaghe, Sassari, Sennori, Tergu.

Economy is mostly based on agriculture and animal husbandry, especially of sheep, which include about 250 dairy companies. It is the production center of the Osilo pecorino cheese. Sights include a castle and several churches.


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