Ozieri

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Ozieri
Otieri
Comune
Città di Ozieri
Panorama from Monserrato
Panorama from Monserrato
Coat of arms of Ozieri
Coat of arms
Ozieri is located in Sardinia
Ozieri
Ozieri
Location of Ozieri in Sardinia
Coordinates: 40°35′N 9°00′E / 40.583°N 9.000°E / 40.583; 9.000Coordinates: 40°35′N 9°00′E / 40.583°N 9.000°E / 40.583; 9.000
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceSassari (SS)
FrazioniChilivani, San Nicola
Government
 • MayorMarco Murgia
Area
 • Total252.45 km2 (97.47 sq mi)
Elevation390 m (1,280 ft)
Population (28 February 2017)
 • Total10,569
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ozieresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code07014
Dialing code079
Patron saintSt. Antiochus
Saint dayNovember, 13
WebsiteOfficial website

Ozieri (Sardinian: Otieri) is a town and comune of approximatively 11,000 inhabitants in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia (Italy), in the Logudoro historical region.

Its cathedral of the Immacolata is the episcopal see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ozieri. Ozieri is the centre of the earliest known archaeological culture on Sardinia (known as Ozieri culture).

Main sights[edit]

  • Cathedral of the Immacolata, known from the 15th century. It was restored from 1550 to 1571. It has a nave and two aisles. It houses a poloptych of the Madonna di Loreto (16th century), work of a local master.
  • Basilica of Sant'Antioco di Bisarcio, one of the largest Romanesque churches in Sardinia.
  • Grotte di San Michele (3500–2700 BC) - Ozieri gives its name to the Ozieri culture, a prehistoric civilization whose first findings were excavated in the local caves of San Michele starting from 1914.
  • Pont'ezzu, a Roman bridge, dating to the 2nd century AD and restored in the 3rd–4th century AD. It has six arcades for a total length of 87.50 metres (287 ft)

Transportation[edit]

Ozieri can be reached from Sassari through the SS.597 National road, and by Olbia (SS.199).

The city has a railways station located in the frazione of Chilivani (lines to Olbia, Porto Torres and Cagliari).

People[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

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