Berchidda

Berchidda (Gallurese: Bilchidda, Sardinian: Belchidda) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 170 kilometres (110 mi) north of Cagliari and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southwest of Olbia.

Berchidda

Belchidda
Comune di Berchidda
Panorama of Berchidda
Panorama of Berchidda
Location of Berchidda
Berchidda is located in Italy
Berchidda
Berchidda
Location of Berchidda in Sardinia
Berchidda is located in Sardinia
Berchidda
Berchidda
Berchidda (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 40°47′N 9°10′E / 40.783°N 9.167°E / 40.783; 9.167Coordinates: 40°47′N 9°10′E / 40.783°N 9.167°E / 40.783; 9.167
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceSassari (SS)
Government
 • MayorAndrea Nieddu
Area
 • Total201.88 km2 (77.95 sq mi)
Population
 (30 April 2017)[2]
 • Total2,758
 • Density14/km2 (35/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Berchiddesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
07022
Dialing code079
Patron saintSt. Sebastian
Saint dayJanuary 20
WebsiteOfficial website

It is located near Lake Coghinas in a hilly area bordered on the north by the Limbara mountain range.

Berchidda borders the following municipalities: Alà dei Sardi, Calangianus, Monti, Oschiri, Tempio Pausania.

CultureEdit

A jazz festival called Time in Jazz takes place every year in Berchidda since 1988. Paolo Fresu, the Sardinian trumpet player, born in Berchidda in 1961, is the founder and the organizer of this festival.

TransportationEdit

It is connected by the SS 131 State Road and has a station on the Cagliari-Olbia-Golfo Aranci railway.

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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