Ozieri (Sardinian: Otieri) is a town and comune of approximatively 11,000 inhabitants in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia (Italy), in the Logudoro historical region.

Ozieri
Otieri
Città di Ozieri
Panorama from Monserrato
Panorama from Monserrato
Coat of arms of Ozieri
Location of Ozieri
Ozieri is located in Italy
Ozieri
Ozieri
Location of Ozieri in Sardinia
Ozieri is located in Sardinia
Ozieri
Ozieri
Ozieri (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 40°35′N 9°00′E / 40.583°N 9.000°E / 40.583; 9.000Coordinates: 40°35′N 9°00′E / 40.583°N 9.000°E / 40.583; 9.000
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceSassari (SS)
FrazioniChilivani, Fraigas, San Nicola, Vigne, Lago Del Coghinas, Regione Badde Pira
Government
 • MayorMarco Murgia
Area
 • Total252.13 km2 (97.35 sq mi)
Elevation
390 m (1,280 ft)
Population
 (1-1-2019)[2]
 • Total10,454
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ozierese(-i)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
07014
Dialing code079
Patron saintSt. Antiochus
Saint dayNovember, 13
WebsiteOfficial website

Its cathedral of the Immacolata is the episcopal see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ozieri. Ozieri is the centre of the earliest known archaeological culture on Sardinia (known as Ozieri culture).

Main sightsEdit

  • Cathedral of the Immacolata, known from the 15th century. It was restored from 1550 to 1571. It has a nave and two aisles. It houses a poloptych of the Madonna di Loreto (16th century), work of a local master.
  • Basilica of Sant'Antioco di Bisarcio, one of the largest Romanesque churches in Sardinia.
  • Grotte di San Michele (3500–2700 BC) - Ozieri gives its name to the Ozieri culture, a prehistoric civilization whose first findings were excavated in the local caves of San Michele starting from 1914.
  • Pont'ezzu, a Roman bridge, dating to the 2nd century AD and restored in the 3rd–4th century AD. It has six arcades for a total length of 87.50 metres (287 ft)
  • Civic Archaeological Museum "Alle Clarisse", one of the most important museums in Northern Sardinia, with an archaeological, numismatic and ethnographic collection that date from prehistoric times to the modern age.

TransportationEdit

Ozieri can be reached from Sassari through the SS.597 National road, and by Olbia (SS.199).

The city has a railways station located in the frazione of Chilivani (lines to Olbia, Porto Torres and Cagliari).

PeopleEdit

Twin townsEdit

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.

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