Ardara, Sardinia

Ardara (Sardinian: Àldara) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 160 kilometres (99 mi) north of Cagliari and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) southeast of Sassari.

Ardara

Àldara
Comune di Ardara
Ardara - Panorama (02).JPG
Coat of arms of Ardara
Coat of arms
Location of Ardara
Ardara is located in Italy
Ardara
Ardara
Location of Ardara in Sardinia
Ardara is located in Sardinia
Ardara
Ardara
Ardara (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 40°37′22″N 8°48′41″E / 40.62278°N 8.81139°E / 40.62278; 8.81139
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceSassari (SS)
Government
 • MayorFrancesco Dui
Area
 • Total38.19 km2 (14.75 sq mi)
Elevation
296 m (971 ft)
Population
 (30 June 2017)[3]
 • Total791
 • Density21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ardaresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
07010
Dialing code079
WebsiteOfficial website

It was one of the capitals of Giudicato di Torres. The village houses the ruins of the Castle of the Giudicato of Torres (11th century), the medieval walls, and the Romanesque Basilica of Santa Maria del Regno.

Ardara borders the municipalities of Chiaramonti, Mores, Ozieri, Ploaghe and Siligo.

Ardara is the birthplace of the singer Roberto Meloni, who represented Latvia at the 2007 and 2008 Eurovision Song Contest with Bonaparti.lv and Pirates of the Sea bands.

Santa Maria del Regno.

ReferencesEdit

  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.