Province of Ogliastra

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The province of Ogliastra (Italian: provincia dell'Ogliastra [proˈvintʃa delloʎˈʎastra], Sardinian: provìntzia de s'Ogiastra) was a former province in eastern Sardinia, Italy. Ogliastra was the most mountainous province in Sardinia. With only some 57,642 inhabitants,[1] it was also the least populous province of Italy.[2] The province had a population density of 31.08 inhabitants per square kilometer and the president of the province was Bruno Pilia.[1] It corresponded roughly to the medieval Giudicato of Agugliastra. The province of Ogliastra contained 23 comuni (plural; singular: comune), see the list of communes of the Province of Ogliastra.[1]

Province of Ogliastra
Provìntzia de s'Ogiastra
Coat of arms of Province of Ogliastra
Map highlighting the location of the province of Ogliastra in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Ogliastra in Italy
Country Italy
Capital(s)Lanusei and Tortolì
 • PresidentBruno Pilia
 • Total1,854 km2 (716 sq mi)
 • Total58,026
 • Density31/km2 (81/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Telephone prefix0782
Vehicle registrationOG
WebsiteOfficial website

In 2016 it was suppressed and all of its municipalities but one joined the Province of Nuoro. The municipality of Seui joined the newest Province of South Sardinia.

The province had two capitals, the towns and comuni Tortolì (the largest comune) and Lanusei.[3] On 6 May 2012 the regional referendums of Sardinia took place regarding the abolition of certain provinces and a variety of other matters. The suggestion of reforming or abolishing certain provinces in Sardinia was approved by the Regional Council of Sardinia on 24 May 2012.[4] Due to this, the province of Ogliastra was ordered to form a new administrative body or be abolished on 1 March 2013, but this expiry date for constitutional changes was extended to 1 July 2013.[5][6][7][8] After the regional law number 15 of 28 June 2013, the province was allowed to maintain its functions,[9] before it was eventually disbanded in 2016.

To the south it bordered the province of Cagliari and it borders the province of Nuoro in the north.[10] Ogliastra was founded in 2001 when the number of Sardinian provinces was doubled. It contained the river Flumendosa and the lake of Basso Flumendosa, and it also contained large massif Gennargentu. Ogliastra took its name from the olive trees in the province, known as the olivastri. It was situated on the Tyrrhenian Sea.[10]


The largest municipalities in the province were:[1]

Commune Population
Tortolì 10,227
Lanusei 5,789
Bari Sardo 3,880
Baunei 3,825
Tertenia 3,706
Villagrande Strisaili 3,569
Jerzu 3,284


List of presidents of the province of OgliastraEdit

  President Term start Term end Party
1 Pier Luigi Carta 9 May 2005 31 May 2010 Democratic Party
2 Bruno Pilia 31 May 2010 1 July 2013 Democratic Party
Antonello Ghiani 1 July 2013 31 December 2014 Special Commissioner
Maria Gabriella Mulas 31 December 2014 20 April 2016 Special Commissioner

Provincial electionsEdit

Ogliastra Provincial Election Results June 2010
Name Party 1st Preference Votes % 2nd Preference Votes %
Bruno Pilia PD 13,556 41.1 13,700 51.0
Sandro Daniele Mario Rubiu PdL 14,446 43.8 13,169 49.0


There are many trekking paths in the province of Ogliastra, the most notable being the Selvaggio Blu in the territory of the district of Baunei. This trek extends from the coastal town of Santa Maria Navarrese to the beach of Cala Sisine.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Provincia dell'Ogliastra". Tutt Italia. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Statistics". ISTAT. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Ogliastra". Comuni Italiani. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Referendum". Autonomous Region of Sardinia. 25 May 2012. Archived from the original on 8 May 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Provinces alive for another nine months, the Council approves the law". Radio Press. Archived from the original on 26 May 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Provinces begin the countdown". L'Unione Sarda. Archived from the original on 5 December 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Provinces: all out in nine months". La Nuova Sardegna. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Provinces receive extension extension but only until June 2013" (PDF). L'Unione Sarda. 27 February 2013. p. 9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Official Bulletin of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia" (PDF). Autonomous Region of Sardinia. 15 January 2015. pp. 11–13. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Ogliastra". Retrieved 4 August 2015.

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Coordinates: 39°53′00″N 9°33′00″E / 39.8833°N 9.5500°E / 39.8833; 9.5500