Orotelli (Sardinian: Oroteddi) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) north of Cagliari and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of Nuoro.

Orotelli
Oroteddi
Comune di Orotelli
Panorama-Orotelli.jpg
Location of Orotelli
Orotelli is located in Italy
Orotelli
Orotelli
Location of Orotelli in Sardinia
Orotelli is located in Sardinia
Orotelli
Orotelli
Orotelli (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 40°18′N 9°7′E / 40.300°N 9.117°E / 40.300; 9.117Coordinates: 40°18′N 9°7′E / 40.300°N 9.117°E / 40.300; 9.117
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceProvince of Nuoro (NU)
Government
 • MayorGiovannino Marteddu
Area
 • Total61.2 km2 (23.6 sq mi)
Elevation
406 m (1,332 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2017)[3] The town is known for its traditional carnival costumes, including distinctive masks worn by the Thurpos.
 • Total2,017
 • Density33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Orotellesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
08020
Dialing code0784
WebsiteOfficial website

Orotelli borders the following municipalities: Bono, Bottidda, Illorai, Oniferi, Orani.

HistoryEdit

 
Church of San Giovanni

Human presence in the area is testified as early as the Nuragic period. In the Middle Ages it was part of the Giudicato of Torres and then of that of Arborea, until falling to the Aragonese.

Main sightsEdit

  • Parish church of San Giovanni Battista (1116), originally in Romanesque style. It has a 14th century bell tower with a bas-relief decoration including figures and arcane symbols.
  • Several nuraghes and Giants' graves

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.