Sorgono (Sardinian: Sòrgono) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) north of Cagliari and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southwest of Nuoro. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,927 and an area of 56.2 square kilometres (21.7 sq mi).[3]

Sorgono
Sòrgono
Comune di Sorgono
Location of Sorgono
Sorgono is located in Italy
Sorgono
Sorgono
Location of Sorgono in Sardinia
Sorgono is located in Sardinia
Sorgono
Sorgono
Sorgono (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 40°2′N 9°6′E / 40.033°N 9.100°E / 40.033; 9.100Coordinates: 40°2′N 9°6′E / 40.033°N 9.100°E / 40.033; 9.100
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceProvince of Nuoro (NU)
Area
 • Total56.2 km2 (21.7 sq mi)
Elevation
700 m (2,300 ft)
Population
 (Dec. 2004)[2]
 • Total1,927
 • Density34/km2 (89/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
08038
Dialing code0784

Sorgono borders the following municipalities: Atzara, Austis, Belvì, Neoneli, Ortueri, Samugheo, Tiana, Tonara.

The novelist D. H. Lawrence visited Sorgono in 1921 and described the town and its inhabitants in Chapter 5 of Sea and Sardinia.

Demographic evolutionEdit

Notable ResidentEdit

Giovanni Melis Fois- (1916-2009) was born here. Francesca Barracciu, MEP - born here in 1966[4]

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.
  4. ^ "Francesca BARRACCIU". Europa. Retrieved 13 February 2014.