Province of Nuoro

The province of Nuoro (Italian: provincia di Nuoro; Sardinian: provìntzia de Nùgoro) is a province in the autonomous island region of Sardinia, Italy. Its capital is the city of Nuoro.

Province of Nuoro
View of Supramonte mountain range located in the province.
View of Supramonte mountain range located in the province.
Map highlighting the location of the province of Nuoro in Sardania
Map highlighting the location of the province of Nuoro in Sardania
Country Italy
 • PresidentCostantino Tidu
 • Total5,638.06 km2 (2,176.87 sq mi)
 (31 July 2017)
 • Total210,972
 • Density37/km2 (97/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
08010-08040, 08042-08049, 08100
Telephone prefix070, 079, 0484, 0782, 0784, 0785
Vehicle registrationNU

It has an area of 5,638 square kilometres (2,177 sq mi), and, As of 2017, a total population of 210,972. The province is divided into 74 comuni, the largest of which are Nuoro (36,925 inhabitants), Siniscola (11,492), Macomer (10,043), and Dorgali (8,576).[1] The other comuni are generally not so large, even if Oliena (7,123 inhabitants) and Orosei (7,025) can be considered as well as populated towns.

The province was established in 1927.[2] In 2005, the territory of the Province of Nuoro was substantially reduced as a consequence of the establishment in the island of four new provinces; subsequent administrative reforms have increased its size once again in 2016, through the annexation of 22 out of the 23 communes which made up the short-lived Ogliastra.

Parks located in the province include the National Park of the Gulf of Orosei and Gennargentu.

The Province of Nuoro is one of Southern Europe's least densely populated areas.[citation needed] However, it is known for its high concentration of centenarians and supercentenarians. From 5 March 2001 to 3 January 2002, Antonio Todde, from Tiana, was the oldest man in the world.


List of presidents of the province of NuoroEdit

  President Term start Term end Party
Salvatore Angelo Piras 1987 1990 Italian Socialist Party
Francesco Achille Crisponi 1990 1993 Christian Democracy
Federico Caredda 1993 1995 Christian Democracy
Giuseppe Matteo Pirisi 1995 1999 Democratic Party of the Left
Democrats of the Left
Francesco Maria Licheri 2000 2005 Italian People's Party
The Daisy
Roberto Deriu 2005 2010 The Daisy
Democratic Party
2010 2014
Sabina Bullita 2015 2016 Special Commissioner
Alessandra Pistis 2016 2016 Special Commissioner
Maria Cristina Madeddu 2016 2016 Special Commissioner
Costantino Tidu 2016 Incumbent Special Commissioner


  1. ^ Population data source: Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) .
  2. ^ Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer (New York: Columbia University Press, 1952) p. 1356.

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Coordinates: 40°19′N 9°20′E / 40.317°N 9.333°E / 40.317; 9.333