Sorso

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Sorso
Sossu
Comune
Città di Sorso
Panorama from Sennori
Panorama from Sennori
Coat of arms of Sorso
Coat of arms
Sorso is located in Sardinia
Sorso
Sorso
Location of Sorso in Sardinia
Coordinates: 40°48′N 8°34′E / 40.800°N 8.567°E / 40.800; 8.567
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province / Metropolitan city Sassari (SS)
Frazioni Marina di Sorso
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Morghen
Area
 • Total 67.05 km2 (25.89 sq mi)
Elevation 136 m (446 ft)
Population (31 December 2008)[1]
 • Total 14,718
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sorsesi or Sorsensi (Italian), Sussinchi (Sassarese)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07037
Dialing code 079
Patron saint St. Pantaleon
Saint day July 27

Sorso (Sassarese: Sòssu) is a comune (municipality) of c. 14,700 inhabitants in the province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 8 kilometres (5 mi) north of Sassari.

Overview[edit]

Sorso is a tourist resort facing the Gulf of Asinara. Apart tourism, the economy is mostly based on agriculture. The local dialect is a variant of Sassarese.

The judike (King) Barisone III of Torres was assassinated at Sorso during a peasant revolt in 1236.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Media related to Sorso at Wikimedia Commons The dictionary definition of sorso at Wiktionary