Bitti (Sardinian: Bitzi) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, about 140 kilometres (87 mi) north of Cagliari and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Nuoro.

Bitti

Bitzi
Comune di Bitti
Bitti panorama da gurumuru.JPG
Coat of arms of Bitti
Coat of arms
Location of Bitti
Bitti is located in Italy
Bitti
Bitti
Location of Bitti in Sardinia
Bitti is located in Sardinia
Bitti
Bitti
Bitti (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 40°28′30″N 9°22′54″E / 40.47500°N 9.38167°E / 40.47500; 9.38167Coordinates: 40°28′30″N 9°22′54″E / 40.47500°N 9.38167°E / 40.47500; 9.38167
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceNuoro (NU)
Government
 • MayorGiuseppe Ciccolini
Area
 • Total216.2 km2 (83.5 sq mi)
Elevation
549 m (1,801 ft)
Population
 (30 June 2017)[3]
 • Total2,823
 • Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Bittesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
08021
Dialing code0784
Patron saintSt. George
Saint dayApril 23
WebsiteOfficial website

Bitti borders the municipalities of Alà dei Sardi, Buddusò, Lodè, Lula, Nule, Onanì, Orune, Osidda, and Padru.

HistoryEdit

 
View of Bitti

The commune takes its name from the Sardinian bitta (female deer). Already existing in Roman times, it is mentioned in 1170 as Bitthe. Bitti was a provincial capital of the Giudicato of Gallura and, from the 14th century, was part of the Giudicato of Torres.[4] It was later included in the marquisate of Orani.

Main sightsEdit

  • Su Romanzesu nuragic archaeological complex
  • Church of Santu Jorgi (St. George)

See alsoEdit

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.
  4. ^ https://www.kissfromtheworld.com/art-and-culture/italy/bitti/the-nuragic-culture-in-barbagia-1934.html

External linksEdit