Orani, Sardinia

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Orani (Sardinian: Orane) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 110 kilometres (68 mi) north of Cagliari and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) southwest of Nuoro. As of 31 December 2004, Orani had a population of 3,113 and an area of 130.8 square kilometres (50.5 sq mi).[3]

Orani

Orane
Comune di Orani
Location of Orani
Orani is located in Italy
Orani
Orani
Location of Orani in Sardinia
Orani is located in Sardinia
Orani
Orani
Orani (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 40°15′00″N 9°10′45″E / 40.25000°N 9.17917°E / 40.25000; 9.17917Coordinates: 40°15′00″N 9°10′45″E / 40.25000°N 9.17917°E / 40.25000; 9.17917
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceProvince of Nuoro (NU)
Area
 • Total130.8 km2 (50.5 sq mi)
Elevation
540 m (1,770 ft)
Population
 (Dec. 2004)[2]
 • Total3,113
 • Density24/km2 (62/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Oranesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
08026
Dialing code0784
Museum Nivola

Orani sits at an altitude of 526 meters, at the foot of Mount Gonare, in the heart of the Barbagia region. Among the notable archaeological sites in the area are approximately 30 nuraghi and several “tombs of the giants”. The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Gonare at the crest of the mountain is of particular interest, as is the natural landscape on the road leading up to it. Orani excels in handicrafts. It is famous for its stonework, carpentry, and metalwork, and for tailors specializing in the use of traditional Sardinian velvet. The city is also home to the Nivola Museum.

Orani borders the following municipalities: Benetutti, Bolotana, Illorai, Mamoiada, Nuoro, Oniferi, Orotelli, Ottana, Sarule.

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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.