Pattada

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Pattada
Pathàda
Comune
Comune di Pattada
Pattada (Southeast View)
Pattada (Southeast View)
Pattada is located in Sardinia
Pattada
Pattada
Location of Pattada in Sardinia
Coordinates: 40°35′N 9°7′E / 40.583°N 9.117°E / 40.583; 9.117Coordinates: 40°35′N 9°7′E / 40.583°N 9.117°E / 40.583; 9.117
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceSassari (SS)
FrazioniBantine
Government
 • MayorAngelo Sini
Area
 • Total164.88 km2 (63.66 sq mi)
Elevation778 m (2,552 ft)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total3,077
 • Density19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pattadesi, Patadesos, Pathadesos
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code07016
Dialing code079
Patron saintSt. Sabina
Saint day29 August
WebsiteOfficial website

Pattada (Sardinian: Patàda, Pathàda) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region of Sardinia, located about 150 kilometres (93 mi) north of Cagliari and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) southeast of Sassari.

Pattada is known for the production of Sardinian knives, called resolzas. There are numerous knife shops where local artisans produce these blades by hand. The resolza is a folding blade pocket knife. Other knives include fixed blade types used by shepherds. Most knives built in Pattada have handles made of ram horn.

A craftsman making a knife in Pattada

Some local luthiers gained a reputation for their products, mostly violins.

Many Pattadese are engaged in the production of Pecorino Sardo cheese and the surrounding countryside is largely pasture. Sheep are raised for milk, and the milk is made into cheese at the local co-operative.

Pattada borders the following municipalities: Benetutti, Buddusò, Bultei, Nughedu San Nicolò, Nule, Oschiri, Osidda, Ozieri.

References[edit]

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