Province of Nuoro

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Province of Nuoro
Province
A road signal in Sardinian language near Nuoro.
A road signal in Sardinian language near Nuoro.
Map highlighting the location of the province of Nuoro in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Nuoro in Italy
Country Italy
RegionSardinia
Capital(s)Nuoro
Comuni52
Government
 • PresidentCostantino Tidu
Area
 • Total5,638.06 km2 (2,176.87 sq mi)
Population (31 July 2017)
 • Total210,972
 • Density37/km2 (97/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code08010-08040, 08042-08049, 08100
Telephone prefix070, 079, 0484, 0782, 0784, 0785
Vehicle registrationNU
ISTAT091

The Province of Nuoro (Italian: Provincia di Nuoro; Sardinian: Provìntzia de Nùgoro) is a province in the autonomous island region of Sardinia, Italy. Its capital is the city of Nuoro.

It has an area of 5,638 square kilometres (2,177 sq mi), and, As of 2017, a total population of 210,972. The province is divided into 74 comuni, the largest of which are Nuoro (36,925 inhabitants), Siniscola (11,492), Macomer (10,043), and Dorgali (8,576).[1] The other comuni are generally not so large, even if Oliena (7,123 inhtabitans) and Orosei (7,025) can be considered as well as populated towns.

The province was established in 1927.[2] In 2005, the territory of the Province of Nuoro has been substantially reduced as a consequence of the establishment in the island of four new provinces.

The province hosts some of the wildest and most beautiful natural landscapes in the world.[citation needed] Part of these landscapes has been included in the National Park of the Gulf of Orosei and Gennargentu which straddles the border between the Provinces of Nuoro and Ogliastra.

The Province of Nuoro is one of Europe's less-densely populated areas.[citation needed] However, it is known for its high concentration of centenarians and supercentenarians. From 5 March 2001 to 3 January 2002, Antonio Todde, from Tiana, was the oldest man in the world.

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  1. ^ Population data source: Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) .
  2. ^ Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer (New York: Columbia University Press, 1952) p. 1356.

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Coordinates: 40°19′N 9°20′E / 40.317°N 9.333°E / 40.317; 9.333