Province of Ogliastra
The province of Ogliastra (Italian: provincia dell'Ogliastra [proˈvintʃa delloʎˈʎastra], Sardinian: provìntzia de s'Ogiastra) was a province in eastern Sardinia, Italy. Ogliastra was the most mountainous province in Sardinia. With only some 57,642 inhabitants, it was also the least populous province of Italy. The province had a population density of 31.08 inhabitants per square kilometer and the president of the province was Bruno Pilia. It corresponded roughly to the medieval Giudicato of Agugliastra. The province of Ogliastra contained 23 comuni (plural; singular: comune), see the list of communes of the Province of Ogliastra.
Province of Ogliastra
Provìntzia de s'Ogiastra
Map highlighting the location of the province of Ogliastra in Italy
|Capital(s)||Lanusei and Tortolì|
|• President||Bruno Pilia|
|• Total||1,854 km2 (716 sq mi)|
|• Density||31/km2 (81/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The province had two capitals, the towns and comuni Tortolì (the largest comune) and Lanusei. On 6 May 2012 the regional referendums of Sardinia took place regarding the abolition of certain provinces and a variety of other matters. The suggestion of reforming or abolishing certain provinces in Sardinia was approved by the Regional Council of Sardinia on 24 May 2012. Due to this, the province of Ogliastra was ordered to form a new administrative body or be abolished on 1 March 2013, but this expiry date for constitutional changes was extended to 1 July 2013. After the regional law number 15 of 28 June 2013, the province was allowed to remain.
To the south it bordered the province of Cagliari and it borders the province of Nuoro in the north. Ogliastra was founded in 2001 when the number of Sardinian provinces was doubled. It contained the river Flumendosa and the lake of Basso Flumendosa, and it also contained large massif Gennargentu. Ogliastra took its name from the olive trees in the province, known as the olivastri. It was situated on the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The largest municipalities in the province were:
List of Presidents of the Province of OgliastraEdit
|President||Term start||Term end||Party|
|1||Pier Luigi Carta||9 May 2005||31 May 2010||Democratic Party|
|2||Bruno Pilia||31 May 2010||1 July 2013||Democratic Party|
|–||Antonello Ghiani||1 July 2013||31 December 2014||Special Commissioner|
|–||Maria Gabriella Mulas||31 December 2014||20 April 2016||Special Commissioner|
|Ogliastra Provincial Election Results June 2010|
|Name||Party||1st Preference Votes||%||2nd Preference Votes||%|
|Sandro Daniele Mario Rubiu||PdL||14,446||43.8||13,169||49.0|
There are many trekking paths in the province of Ogliastra, the most notable being the Selvaggio Blu in the territory of the district of Baunei. This trek extends from the coastal town of Santa Maria Navarrese to the beach of Cala Sisine.
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