Alà dei Sardi

Alà dei Sardi (Sardinian: Alà) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 160 kilometres (99 miles) north of Cagliari and about 35 kilometres (22 miles) southwest of Olbia.

Alà dei Sardi

Alà
Comune di Alà dei Sardi
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Coat of arms of Alà dei Sardi
Coat of arms
Location of Alà dei Sardi
Alà dei Sardi is located in Italy
Alà dei Sardi
Alà dei Sardi
Location of Alà dei Sardi in Sardinia
Alà dei Sardi is located in Sardinia
Alà dei Sardi
Alà dei Sardi
Alà dei Sardi (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 40°39′N 9°20′E / 40.650°N 9.333°E / 40.650; 9.333
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceSassari (SS)
FrazioniBaBadde Suelzu, Mazzinaiu, S'iscala Pedrosa, Sos Sonorcolos
Government
 • MayorFrancesco Ledda
Area
 • Total197.99 km2 (76.44 sq mi)
Elevation
700 m (2,300 ft)
Population
 (30 June 2017)[2]
 • Total1,876
 • Density9.5/km2 (25/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Alaesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
07020
Dialing code079
Patron saintSt. Augustine
Saint dayAugust 28
WebsiteOfficial website

Alà dei Sardi borders the following municipalities: Berchidda, Bitti, Buddusò, Monti, Olbia, Oschiri, Padru.

Alà is characterized by a predominant use of Sardinian as everyday language. It is home to the Trofeo Alasport, an annual cross country running event.

HistoryEdit

The ancient origins of Alà dei Sardi are testified by the numerous archaeological findings in the area.

The origin of the name has been connected to both the Balares and the Ilienses, two Sardinian people who lived in the area and had never totally been subdued by the Romans.

The modern Alà appeared in the 16th century, and has since then been traditionally connected to the breeding and agricultural activities. The mining of coal begun in the 19th century.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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