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
|Comune di Alà dei Sardi|
|Frazioni||BaBadde Suelzu, Mazzinaiu, S'iscala Pedrosa, Sos Sonorcolos|
|• Mayor||Francesco Ledda|
|• Total||197.99 km2 (76.44 sq mi)|
|Elevation||700 m (2,300 ft)|
(30 June 2017)
|• Density||9.5/km2 (25/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. Augustine|
|Saint day||August 28|
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.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.