Ottana (Sardinian: Otzàna) is a comune (municipality), former bishopric and Latin titular see in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 110 kilometres (68 mi) north of Cagliari and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) southwest of Nuoro.

Ottana
Otzana
Comune di Ottana
The church of San Nicola, Ottana
The church of San Nicola, Ottana
Location of Ottana
Ottana is located in Italy
Ottana
Ottana
Location of Ottana in Sardinia
Ottana is located in Sardinia
Ottana
Ottana
Ottana (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 40°14′N 9°2′E / 40.233°N 9.033°E / 40.233; 9.033
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceNuoro (NU)
FrazioniEtfas
Government
 • MayorGian Paolo Marras
Area
 • Total45.2 km2 (17.5 sq mi)
Elevation
185 m (607 ft)
Population
 (1 January 2009[2])[3]
 • Total2,431
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ottanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
08020
Dialing code0784
WebsiteOfficial website

The town is known for its traditional carnival costumes, including distinctive masks worn by the Boes, Merdules and Filonzana.

Ottana borders the following municipalities: Bolotana, Noragugume, Olzai, Orani, Sarule, Sedilo.

It is home to the Romanesque church of San Nicola.

Ecclesiastical historyEdit

In 1110 was established a bishopric of Ottana (Italiano) or Othana in Latin. On 1503.12.08 it was suppressed and its territory reassigned to establish the Diocese of Alghero.

Residential OrdinariesEdit

(all Roman Rite)

Bishops of Ottana
  • Giovanni (1116? – ?)
  • Ugo (1139? – ?)
  • Zaccaria (1170? – ?)
  • Ugo (1176? – ?)
  • Gregorio (1205? – ?)
  • Gonario (1231.06.16 – ?)
  • Costantino (1237? – ?)
  • Silvestro (1340? – ?)
  • Francesco (1344.06.13 – ?)
  • Pietro (1349.01.14 – ?)
  • Arnaldo Simone (1355.02.13 – ?), previously Bishop of Butrinto (? – 1355.02.13)
  • uncanonical Giovanni Lavoratore, Friars Minor (O.F.M.) (1386.04.16 – ? without papal mandate)
  • Domenico (1386.05.26 – ?)
  • Giovanni (1388.06.26 – ?)
  • Nicola (1389.09.03 – 1400.06.14), later Bishop of Sorres (1400.06.14 – ?)
  • uncanonical Gerardo di Bisarchio (Gérard de Gisors), Carmelite Order (O. Carm.) (1390.11.21 – 1402.08.28), later Bishop of Bethléem à Clamecy (Burgundy, France) (1402.08.28 – death 1403), neither see under papal mandate
  • Biagio (1400.06.14 – ?)
  • Simone Mancha, Vallombrosan Benedictines (O.S.B. Vall.) (1429.02.11 – death 1454)
  • Giovanni de Sallinis, O.F.M. (1454.05.31 – 1471.06.17), later Bishop of Bosa (Italy) (1471.06.17 – death 1484)
  • Antonio di Alcala (1472.08.25 – death 1472)
  • Gerolamo di Setgi, O.F.M. (1474.09.08 – death 1475)
  • Ludovico Camagni, O.F.M. (1481.02.07 – death 1483)
  • Domenico di Milia (1483.09.11 – ?)
  • Giovanni Perez (1501.07.23 – death 1503)

Titular seeEdit

Only in October 2004 it was nominally restored as Latin Titular bishopric of the lowest (Episcopal) rank, named Ottana (in Curiate Italian) or Othana in Latin.

It has had the following incumbents :

ReferencesEdit

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

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