Golfo Aranci

Golfo Aranci (Gallurese: Figari, Sardinian: Figari) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 200 kilometres (120 mi) north of Cagliari and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) northeast of Olbia.

Golfo Aranci

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Comune di Golfo Aranci
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Location of Golfo Aranci
Golfo Aranci is located in Italy
Golfo Aranci
Golfo Aranci
Location of Golfo Aranci in Sardinia
Golfo Aranci is located in Sardinia
Golfo Aranci
Golfo Aranci
Golfo Aranci (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 41°0′N 9°37′E / 41.000°N 9.617°E / 41.000; 9.617
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceSassari (SS)
FrazioniBados, Marinella, Nodu Pianu, Rudalza
Government
 • MayorGiuseppe Fasolino
Area
 • Total37.43 km2 (14.45 sq mi)
Elevation
19 m (62 ft)
Population
 (31 August 2017)[1]
 • Total2,475
 • Density66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Golfarancini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
07020
Dialing code0789
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

The name of the comune derives from a wrong translation from the old Gallurese toponym of the Golfu di li Ranci ("Gulf of the Crabs").[2] Once known as Figari, the current town grew up in the mid-18th century as a fishing port. In the early 19th century a Royal Decree made it the main port for the arrivals from the mainland, contributing to its population growth.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ Autorità portuale Olbia e Golfo Aranci

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