Palau, Sardinia

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Lu Palau
Comune di Palau
Palau vista panoramica.jpg
Coat of arms of Palau
Coat of arms
Palau is located in Sardinia
Location of Palau in Sardinia
Coordinates: 41°11′N 9°23′E / 41.183°N 9.383°E / 41.183; 9.383
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Olbia-Tempio (OT)
 • Mayor Pietro Cuccu
 • Total 44.4 km2 (17.1 sq mi)
Population (2009[1])
 • Total 4,467
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Palaesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07020
Dialing code 0789
Website Official website

Palau (Gallurese: Lu Palau) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Olbia-Tempio in the Italian region Sardinia, about 220 kilometres (140 mi) north of Cagliari and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Olbia. It was a frazione of the comune of Tempio Pausania until 1959.

It is in Punta Sardegna, and was founded in 1875 by local shepherds.


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

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