Sorso

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Sorso

Sossu
Città di Sorso
Panorama from Sennori
Panorama from Sennori
Coat of arms of Sorso
Coat of arms
Location of Sorso
Sorso is located in Italy
Sorso
Sorso
Location of Sorso in Sardinia
Sorso is located in Sardinia
Sorso
Sorso
Sorso (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 40°48′N 8°34′E / 40.800°N 8.567°E / 40.800; 8.567
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceSassari (SS)
FrazioniMarina di Sorso
Government
 • MayorGiuseppe Morghen
Area
 • Total67.05 km2 (25.89 sq mi)
Elevation
136 m (446 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2008)[3]
 • Total14,718
 • Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sorsesi or Sorsensi (Italian), Sussinchi (Sassarese)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
07037
Dialing code079
Patron saintSt. Pantaleon
Saint dayJuly 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. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ 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