Comune di Atzara

Location of Atzara in Sardinia

Coordinates: 39°59′N 9°5′E / 39.983°N 9.083°E / 39.983; 9.083Coordinates: 39°59′N 9°5′E / 39.983°N 9.083°E / 39.983; 9.083
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Nuoro (NU)
  Total 35.8 km2 (13.8 sq mi)
Elevation 553 m (1,814 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
  Total 1,293
  Density 36/km2 (94/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 08030
Dialing code 0784
Website Official website

Atzara (Sardinian: Atzàra) 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 45 kilometres (28 mi) southwest of Nuoro. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,293 and an area of 35.8 square kilometres (13.8 sq mi).[1]

Atzara borders the following municipalities: Belvì, Meana Sardo, Samugheo, Sorgono.


Folk costumes from Atzara

Located in Barbagia, the original village date back to the years around 1000 and developed near the spring of Bingia de giosso, still existing. The old town centre is divided in the ancient districts of Su Fruscu, Lodine, Montiga e Josso, Montiga e Susu, Sa Cora Manna, Su Cuccuru de Santu Giorgi and Tzùri. It was part of the Giudicato of Arborea.

Demographic evolution


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  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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