Villagrande Strisaili

Villagrande Strisaili (Biddamanna Istrisàili in Sardinian language) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 150 kilometres (93 mi) northeast of Cagliari and about 18 kilometres (11 mi) northwest of Tortolì.

Villagrande Strisaili
Biddamanna Istrisàili
Comune di Villagrande Strisaili
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Location of Villagrande Strisaili
Villagrande Strisaili is located in Italy
Villagrande Strisaili
Villagrande Strisaili
Location of Villagrande Strisaili in Sardinia
Villagrande Strisaili is located in Sardinia
Villagrande Strisaili
Villagrande Strisaili
Villagrande Strisaili (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 39°58′N 9°30′E / 39.967°N 9.500°E / 39.967; 9.500Coordinates: 39°58′N 9°30′E / 39.967°N 9.500°E / 39.967; 9.500
ProvinceNuoro (NU)
FrazioniVillanova Strisaili
 • MayorGiuseppe Loi
 • Total210.35 km2 (81.22 sq mi)
750 m (2,460 ft)
 (30 September 2016)[2]
 • Total3,246
 • Density15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0782
WebsiteOfficial website

Villagrande Strisaili borders the following municipalities: Arzana, Desulo, Fonni, Girasole, Lotzorai, Orgosolo, Talana, Tortolì.

This area was identified as the very first Blue Zone due to its exceptional life expectancy.[3] One study found that, unlike global statistics, males in this region live as long as females.[4]


  1. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ "Sardinia, Italy". Blue Zones.
  4. ^ Poulain, Michel; Pes, Gianni; Salaris, Luisa (2011). "A Population Where Men Live As Long As Women: Villagrande Strisaili, Sardinia". Journal of Aging Research. 2011: 153756. doi:10.4061/2011/153756. PMC 3205712. PMID 22132327.